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New study-7 in 10 Americans on at least one prescription drug

Monday, June 24, 2013 Mayo Clinic

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half take two, Mayo Clinic and Olmsted Medical Center researchers say.. Antibiotics, antidepressants and painkilling opioids are most commonly prescribed, their study found. Twenty percent of patients are on five or moreprescription medications, according to the findings, published online in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. (more…)

Diabetes Drugs Prescribed Raises Risk of Bladder Cancer

PHILADELPHIA  — A popular class of diabetes drugs increases patients’ risk of bladder cancer,  according to a new study published online this month in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.  (more…)

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