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Pretty much everyone in America is or has been on a prescription medication at some point in their lives. So, which prescription mediations are the most prescribed in Pennsylvania? It’s an interesting list.

SingleCare has put out a study naming the most popular prescription drugs in America. “In 2022, SingleCare provided discounts on the prescriptions that people need across the United States for a variety of chronic and acute conditions, from anxiety and asthma to ADHD and erectile dysfunction,” they state.

What’s crazy is that more than 20 states have the same No. 1 Rx. It’s not what you might expect, either. It’s vitamin D, the sunshine vitamin. I’m shocked, because to me, vitamin D isn’t really a medicine. According to SingleCare, “About 42% of Americans are deficient in the essential vitamin. Responsible for keeping our bones strong and our immune systems robust, vitamin D mostly comes through our diet and sunlight. It’s so important to our health, providers often prescribe the supplement when levels are low.” It sounds like a very important vitamin to consume.

So, which mediation is No. 1 in Pennsylvania? Just like those 20 states, it’s vitamin D. Vitamin D is crucial for bone health, cognitive health and even possibly cancer prevention. Dr. Gray told SingleCare, “Vitamin D is also known as the sunshine vitamin because it is produced when skin is exposed to sunlight. The increase in vitamin D deficiency has been associated with the rise in use of technology, where people do not spend enough time outdoors.” Other popular medications around America are Albuterol HFA (ProAir HFA), Alprazolam (Xanax), Ibuprofen (Advil), Levothyroxine (Synthroid), Lisinopril (Prinivil) Find the full list of the most popular medications in America here.

Pennsylvania's Top 10 Most Burglarized Cities

  • 10. Philadelphia

    Here we are, Philadelphia, at No. 10 on the list. Philly is the 5th largest city in the country, according to GVLock.com, and is “also one of the most dangerous, though Philadelphia crime statistics generally show improvement over the past two decades.”

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  • 9. Selinsgrove

    According to GVLock.com, the small town of Selinsgrove has experienced some notable break ins. They state, “Violent crime is significantly less common here in comparison to other towns in the state. For theft and property crime, however, this community ranks just below York.”

    Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania

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  • 8. York

    According to GVLock.com, the rate of robbery in York is “higher than that of Ambridge, and some reports show a higher instance of theft here over Chester.” They do say that compared to other Pennsylvania towns, the risk of burglary is not as high. Still, it falls at No. 8 on this list.

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  • 7. Ambridge

    GVLock.com nots that in 2019, Ambridge was ranked as the second-most dangerous city in the state, but got better in 2020 and 2021. “This city has the highest rates in Pennsylvania for property crime and theft, but burglary and other infractions are decreasing,” they state.

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    Settled in 1824 along the banks of the Ohio River as the third and final home of the Harmony Society, the Borough of Ambridge was incorporated in 1905, named after the American Bridge Company.

  • 6. Harrisburg

    GVLock.com says that “Harrisburg’s crime rate is 713 for every 1,000 residents.” They say the city has experienced a variety of crimes the past few years.

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  • 5. Reading

    GVLock.com says that the good news is that all kinds of crime has been going down in Reading over the past 18 years. That’s definitely good to hear, even though it is still on this list.

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  • 4. New Castle

    New Castle has the fourth highest rate of robbery, plus a high instance of property crime and theft, according to GVLock.com. “New Castle has struggled to keep non-violent crime down,” they state.

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  • 3. Duquesne

    According to GVLock.com, Duquesne is a small city in Allegheny County, but it has a high occurrence of burglary. That’s why it’s so high up on this tally.

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  • 2. McKees Rocks

    McKees Rocks “ranks among the highest in Pennsylvania for violent crime and murder, and McKees Rocks also has the state’s biggest problem with property crimes,” according to GVLock.com.

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  • 1. Chester

    GVLock.com says that Chester is known as “Pennsylvania’s most dangerous city,” and it’s also one of the U.S.’s top 20 most dangerous cities. That’s why it’s No. 1 on this list.

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  • Source

    This list is via GVLock.com.

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