Help Stop the Spread of “Superbugs” with Judicious Antibiotic Use

Antibiotics are effective against bacteria, not viruses; both patients and doctors need to help curb overuse.

When used properly, antibiotics can safely and effectively treat conditions such as strep throat and urinary tract infections. But the overuse and misuse of antibiotics is contributing to a growing public health threat: the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Earlier this year, a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences confirmed that […]

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