Do You Really Need That Antibiotic?

Antibiotics also are often given when they aren’t needed, according to a recent study.

Since their initial use in the 1940s, antibiotics have greatly reduced death rates from infectious illness—however, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 50 percent of the time that antibiotics are used they are not optimally prescribed. The wrong drug might be given to a patient, or the drug may be […]

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