You And Your Health
Injury Lawyer News brings you the news that matters most- news that affects your health. Many of the products consumers take every day under the supervision of a physician turn out to be dangerous later, causing serious side effects and complications for people of all ages.
31.7% of men older than 20 have hypertension, and 70% will take at least one prescription medicine, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More men take medicine than ever; keeping informed of recalls and warnings is critical.
23% of women between age 40 and 50 take antidepressants, which is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to overall prescription consumption in the US, which topped $307.4 billion in 2010. Stay informed and stay healthy.
Among people older than 60, approximately 88% are using at least one prescription medicine, and more than one-third were taking 5 or more medications. Side effects and safety become very serious at such high percentages.
30% of teenagers use prescription medications, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Even among children under 12, more than 22% use at least one prescription drug.;asthma medication the most widely used.