Antibiotics

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Study: Later Doctor’s Visits Lead To More Prescriptions

A visit to the doctor later in the day makes it more likely that a patient will walk away with a prescription antibiotic, according to a new report.

10/08/2014

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Massachusetts Medical Society Takes New Stands On E-Cigarettes, Antibiotics

The Massachusetts Medical Society has adopted new policies on electronic cigarettes and the the use of antibiotic medications in farm animals.

12/07/2013

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Doctors Ignore Advice On Sore Throats, Bronchitis

Repeated warnings that antibiotics don’t work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse: Doctors prescribed these drugs for most adults seeking treatment at a rate that remained high over more than a decade, researchers found.

10/03/2013

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