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Almost a QUARTER of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary

Just eight percent of antibiotic prescriptions in 2016 were clearly justified, according to a new study of privately-insured Americans.  The rest were dubious - 23 percent were unnecessary, 36 percent were possibly necessary, and 28 percent were made without a documented diagnosis.  In fact, according to the latest data in 2016, one in six adults and one in 10 children received an unnecessary prescription at least once.  Read more...

 

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