Whether it`s for an illness or pain, Americans are not short on prescription medications. "While the United States is roughly 5 percent of the world`s population, we consume roughly 80 percent of ... more 
Whether it`s for an illness or pain, Americans are not short on prescription medications. "While the United States is roughly 5 percent of the world`s population, we consume roughly 80 percent of narcotic prescriptions that are prescribed, and 99 percent of the hydrocodone prescriptions," California Highway Patrol Sergeant Jarod Primicerio said. While the need for these drugs is up for debate, officials say too many who are popping pills are getting behind the wheel less 
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Tue, May 20, 2014 2:43 PM EDT