While drugs can save lives in an emergency or medical crisis, in most cases, they are prescribed for conditions that do not warrant medications or medical treatment. Americans consume 60% of all drugs as well as 80% of all the pain relieving drugs manufactured globally. And yet we rank 37th in terms of world health out of 37 industrialized countries monitored by the World Health Organization. We are absolutely an overmedicated country primarily for greed and profit. The following article is a must read.