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Are We In A Medication Nation?

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - More and more Americans are taking prescription medicines every day.

Studies show that taking prescription medicines are becoming a way of life for many US citizens.

More medicine is bought per person in the US than any other country in the world.

Why is everyone popping pills? Because of the sedentary lifestyle many people have today in the US, patients use medicine as a quick fix rather than trying to be healthy in the first place.

Reports show that 51% of children and adults take at least one pill every day, that's up 4% since two years ago.

However, some doctors say that the increase in prescription use can show that Americans are becoming healthier from the use of all the medicines.

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