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Description:In her right hand, this woman was holding an amber prescription bottle containing an unknown medication. She was reading the directions printed on the bottleā€™s label, after having been prescribed this medication by her healthcare provider.
Therapeutic Drug Use

- Percent of persons using at least one prescription drug in the past month: 48% (2005-2008)

Physician Office Visits

- Number of drugs ordered or provided: 2.3 billion

- Percent of visits involving drug therapy: 74%

- Most frequently prescribed therapeutic classes:


   >Antihyperlipidemic agents


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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Amanda Mills
Creation Date:2011
Photo Credit:Amanda Mills
Links:CDC - National Center for Health Statistics; Fast Facts: Therapeutic Drug Use
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