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WSJ, 5/25/2020--More People Taking Anxiety/Insomnia Drugs, & Doctors are Worried


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More People Are Taking Drugs for Anxiety and Insomnia, and Doctors Are Worried

 

"Prescriptions for anti-anxiety medications, such as Klonopin and Ativan, rose 10.2% in the U.S. to 9.7 million in March 2020 from 8.8 million in March 2019, according to the latest data from health-research firm IQVIA. Prescriptions for antidepressants, including Prozac and Lexapro, rose 9.2% to 29.7 million from 27.2 million in the same period. The information doesn’t include data on whether dosages have increased along with prescriptions."

 

https://www.wsj.com/articles/more-people-are-taking-drugs-for-anxiety-and-insomnia-and-doctors-are-worried-11590411600

 

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Great to see this article! Thanks so much for posting it, Koko Lee. Shocking numbers, but, I guess, not totally surprising.

 

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