New Study Claims Doctors Overprescribe Antibiotics

07/27/2017 - Richard Besser, ABC


 The American Medical Association analyzed antibiotic prescribing in 2010 and 2011 and finding an antibiotic prescribed in 154 million doctor visits. About 30% of those prescriptions were for conditions where antibiotics do not work or only work sometimes. Some of the main conditions were sinus infections, ear infections, throat infections and bronchitis. In result, there has been a huge rise in antibiotic-resistant infections. When not getting any benefit from an antibiotic there becomes a risks that the next time an antibiotic is used it will not work for that individual. In addition, there are side effects of antibiotics: rashes, diarrhea and for some women, yeast infections. 
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