America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication – Consumer Reports

Doing some research and found this:

Most Americans start their day with a hot shower, a cup of coffee—and a handful of pills.

More than half now regularly take 4 prescription medication—four, on average—
Many in that group also take over-the-counter drugs as well as vitamins and other dietary supplements.

It turns out Americans take more pills today than at any other time in recent history (see “Pill Nation: The Rise of Rx Drug Use”)—and far more than people in any other country.