Each year in the United States more than 266 million prescriptions for antibiotics are written in doctors' offices and emergency rooms. Studies show 30% of these antibiotics are not needed and can actually be harmful.
11/16/2016 5:24:00 AM
GET SMART ABOUT ANTIBIOTICS WEEK, an annual one-week observance starting on Monday, November 16, raises awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of improving antibiotic use.
11/16/2015 5:04:00 AM
The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that predicts increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing.
8/4/2015 11:31:00 AM
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