Americans make up only 5% of the world’s population, but we consume over half of the world’s pharmaceutical drugs. In fact, about 70% of all Americans take at least one prescription drug. And being the world leaders that we are, America is one of only two nations worldwide that allow direct-to-consumer advertising of drugs. What that means is that here in the United States drug companies are allowed to use both the name of their drug and the condition it is meant to treat in their commercials.
Long story short, America is a drugged nation. We’re not saying that’s a good thing. We’re not saying that’s a bad thing. All we’re saying is you deserve the information needed to protect yourself and make your own informed decisions.
To make this easy to understand, we’ve broken down everything you need to know about drugs into 3 separate parts.
- Prescription Drug Basics
- Behind the Scenes – Who’s Really in Charge of Your Pills
- A Drug User’s Guide to Safe Prescription Drug Use (Coming Soon)