CDC: Providers are prescribing antibiotics more carefully

09/2/2011 | USA Today

Since the early 1990s, the number of antibiotics prescribed to children aged 14 and younger dropped 10%, with the largest declines in antibiotic prescriptions for colds and sore throats, a CDC study found. Antibiotics do not work against viruses, and public health officials have been working with providers to prescribe antibiotics more judiciously.

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