One Nation, Under Sedation: Medicare Paid for Nearly 40 Million Tranquilizer Prescriptions in 2013

One Nation, Under Sedation: Medicare Paid for Nearly 40 Million Tranquilizer Prescriptions in 2013 – ProPublica.

America’s fastest growing group of addicts…senior citizens. At this point how much of the mental and physical decline in the elderly is a result of age and how much the result of over prescribing? Personally I would choose to drop dead at 65 then spend the last 30 years of my life too addled to function. However, doctors and the elderly both focus on quantity of life over quality…doctors to improve their statistics and the elderly because they fear death.
Without real healthcare reform there is probably little hope for the doctors…for the elderly there is always Epicureanism or Buddhism.

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