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Antibiotic Prescriptions On The Decline

According to a new report by Dr. Carlos Grijalva of Vanderbilt University, fewer US patients are receiving inappropriate antibiotics for coughs, colds, and other illnesses that do not benefit from antibiotic treatment.

Writing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Dr. Grijalva observed that while perscription rates dropped in several specific areas, they actually rose for broad spectrum antibiotics. Researchers are suggesting that doctors do more to limit unnecessary antibiotic use, in response to the data.
 
 

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