As pharmaceutical use continues to rise, side effects are becoming a costly health issue

MedicalXpress - 02-21

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The use of pharmaceuticals is on the rise and, globally, the expenses for drugs are projected to reach US$1.5 trillion by 2021. The ageing of populations is one of the drivers of this upward trend, but another important influence is our growing tendency to treat conditions and circumstances we didn't use to medicalise.