Rise Seen in Use of Antibiotics for Conditions They Can’t Treat – Including COVID-19

April 22, 2024


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Presented by Health Lab

New findings suggest that while inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions declined during the pandemic, that decrease was only temporary and 1 in 4 prescriptions went to patients who have conditions that the drugs won’t touch. Kao-Ping Chua, M.D., Ph.D., a pediatrician and health care researcher in the Department of Pediatrics at the U-M Medical School, highlights key findings from the study and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescription and use.

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