1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed

CATHARINE PADDOCK | January 16, 2019

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A recent analysis provides more evidence that inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics is common in the United States. Researchers from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA, and Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, analyzed prescription data on 19.2 million people. The data came from the records of privately-insured U.S. children and adults under the age of 65 years who claimed for outpatient antibiotic prescriptions during 2016.

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