Providers explain side effects to avoid giving antibiotics

01/14/2009 | USA Today

Providers are explaining potential side effects to patients as an effective argument against prescribing antibiotics for ailments that most likely won't respond to the drugs. Recent research, including a CDC study that found 1 in 1,000 people taking antibiotics ended up in the emergency room, is giving health care professionals the data they need to educate patients.

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