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Nearly 50% take prescription drugs in England

Half of women and 43% of men in England are now regularly taking prescription drugs, according to the comprehensive Health Survey for England.

Cholesterol-lowering statins, pain relief and anti-depressants were among the most prescribed medicines.

All the figures exclude contraceptives and smoking cessation products.

Hugh Pym reports.

  • 10 Dec 2014
  • From the section Health
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