In the decade between 2004 and 2013, the number of seniors taking at least threepsychiatric meds more than doubled. And for those who live in rural parts of the country, it tripled!

I'm talking about drugs such as opioids like Percocet and Demerol, antidepressants such as Prozac and Paxil, antipsychotics including the dementia med Abilify, and tranquilizers like .

So why are seniors taking so many of these drugs? And -- perhaps more importantly -- why are their doctors prescribing them at this rate? It seems you can't turn on your TV or computer without a daily story about the dangers of opioids or others on this long list -- yet they're still flying off the Rx pad.

Dr. Ron is a board certified physician and a Diplomate. He also is a licensed Acupuncturist. He has over 50 years of medical experience and with Dr Gerry and Dr Dan brings you a weekly program on up to the minute topics and the real story behind the headlines. The 3 doctors comprise over 150 years of experience.

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