1 in 4 American women is on psychiatric drugs What is it about our way of life that necessitates such relief?

This article titled “America's prescription drug addiction suggests a sick nation” was written by Victoria Bekiempis, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 9th April 2012 10.30 UTC

We Americans really like to pop pills. The Associated Press has just reported that we're increasingly strung out on prescription opioids, with sales ballooning from 2000 to 2010. In some parts of the US, receipts for oxycodone-based products – such as OxyContin, Percoset, and Percodan – surged sixteenfold; hydrocodone-based products such as Vicodin continue to gain solid ground in Appalachia and Middle America.

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