Study: Antibiotics overprescribed for bronchitis

11/15/2006 | HealthDay News

Doctors are overprescribing antibiotics to treat bronchitis, two Virginia researchers say. Only a small percentage of acute bronchitis cases are caused by bacteria that respond to antibiotics, the researchers said. Nevertheless, antibiotics are prescribed for up to 80% of bronchitis patients, which the researchers say could lead to resistant strains of organisms that no longer respond to current antibiotics.

View Full Article in:

HealthDay News

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Biostatistics
Edwards Lifesciences
Irvine, CA
Diagnostic Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Test Technician
Roche
Marlborough, MA
Associate - Food and Drug
Keller and Heckman LLP
Washington, DC
Senior Paralegal - Research & Development, and Medical
Boehringer Ingelheim
Ridgefield, CT