Although their effectiveness is waning, antibiotics remain a front-line defense against many infections. However, new science reveals using the wrong antibiotic for an infection could makes things much worse.

It is common knowledge that overuse of antibiotics has led to the growth of drug-resistant bacteria. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 30% of prescriptions written each year, in emergency departments and your doctor’s office, are medically unnecessary. That means that one in three people being prescribed antibiotics probably do not need them… more

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