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One half of all the prescription drugs consumed in the world are taken by 5 percent of the world's population—Americans. Yet, in terms of population health status, the United States has continued to decline compared to the rest of the world. In fact, Americans rank 44th in the world in longevity. Used properly, prescription drugs can be a critical component of patient care. Unfortunately, proper use doesn’t always happen because of patients’ misunderstanding of medications, o