Survey: Americans share prescriptions

LOS ANGELES The most common shared drugs are allergy medications, like Claritin or Allegra; and pain killers, like Darvoset.

But people also said they shared antibiotics, and even mood medications like Paxil or Ritalin. Sharing antibiotics could lead to drug resistance, which can make the drug less effective.

While people are just trying to be helpful, experts say sharing drugs is never a good idea.


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