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This one may surprise you

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Quick quiz question: Which medical specialists in the US prescribe the most antibiotics? The answer that might surprise you is: Dermatologists. That’s according to a recent study in JAMA Dermatology in which researchers analyzed American data covering roughly 8 years worth of prescriptions. Part of the reason for that huge mountain of antibiotic prescriptions by […]

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add another to the no-go zone for antibiotics

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According to a recent study in the journal Ophthamology, most cases of conjunctivitis, that very common, very catchy eye problem we all refer to as pinkeye, do not require antibiotic eye drops, which, however, are still the mainstay of treatment for this condition. In fact, antibiotic drops, which according to the information in this study […]