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英検1級2次試験:Are people today too reliant on prescription drugs?

Are people today too reliant on prescription drugs?

(現代人は処方された薬に頼りすぎているか?)

 

おはようございます。

試験まで残り34日

 

I disagree with the opinion that people are too dependent on prescription drugs.

I have two reasons to support my opinion.

 

First, the number of people who try to keep themselves healthy by doing exercise is gradually increasing. According to recent data, the number of those who have the membership of sports gym has been growing for the last 10 years. Also, there are a number of applications or games like “Ring Fit Adventure” that enable us to exercise regularly and enjoyably.

 

Second, people are coming to understand more about some drawbacks of prescription drugs. For example, some medicines cause drowsiness, stomach pains, and so on. Because of these side effects, some people have trouble in living their daily lives without inconvenience. Also, some researchers suggest that antibiotics that fight against bacteria can promote the development of drug-resistant bacteria. Today, we can get these kinds of information very easily on the Internet.

 

From these two reasons, I don’t believe that people today are too reliant on prescription drugs. (168 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Disagree

①運動によって自身の健康を保とうとする人の増加

②処方薬の副作用・リスクに関する理解の深まり

 

①のスポーツジムのデータはテキトーです。

抗生物質を服用すればするほど効きにくくなるという話は、準1級の長文問題で取り上げられましたね(2020年度第2回)。耐性を付けて強くなった細菌は「スーパーバグ(superbug)」呼ばれているそうです。おそろしや。

 

(3/13追記)類似のトピックを投稿しました。

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