Millions of kids’ antibiotic Rx’s unneeded: study
Reuters Health, November 7, 2011
Pediatricians write more than 10 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions — for conditions like the flu and asthma — every year, suggests a new study.
Those ailments, and others not caused by bacteria, don’t respond to the drugs. But misuse of antibiotics contributes to drug resistance — so those same medications might not work in the future when they’re really needed.
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