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US Prescription Drug Use Up, Study Finds; Is There Link to Obesity?

Americans are taking more prescription medicines than ever before. What's more, an increasing number of Americans are taking more than one drug, mostly to treat diseases related to obesity. These were the findings of a study led by Elizabeth Kantor at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. Kantor, now at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, found that the increase was particularly notable among adults 65 and up. This is the population most likely to need...

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