Are there too many medicines and not enough health?

According to research out today, half of the adult population in England are taking prescription drugs.

The report, by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), showed that 50% women and 43% of men took at least one prescribed medicine in the last week

On average 2.7 million prescriptions are dispensed each day in England

The drugs most commonly taken are statins, antidepressants, pain relief and asthma inhalers.

Whilst the 21st century has brought innovation and drugs which help prolong peoples lives, are we increasingly relying on pills rather than a healthier lifestyle

Is there over medication in society?

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What regular medication do you take? What are your views?

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