New Guidelines For Physicians Take Aim At Antibiotic Resistance
A rise in doctors over-prescribing antibiotics has led to superbugs that cause up to 2 million infections a year.
The San Diego Union Tribune:
New Antibiotic Rules Are Key In Superbug Fight
The fight against antibiotic-resistant superbugs just got closer than ever to the front lines. Two highly influential health organizations — the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American College of Physicians — have published new guidelines calling for better stewardship of antibiotics among primary care doctors. These physicians are the most likely to treat acute respiratory infections, which together generate an estimated 153 million doctor visits nationwide each year. (Sisson, 1/30)