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Antibiotic confusion in the Wall Street Journal

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I have a thing against antibiotics. I love to take them when I have a bacterial infection, but I think it’s a terrible¬†synonym for ‘antibacterial’, an older word that doesn’t mislead people … Continue reading

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Seasonal plea for informed antibiotic usage

The Centers for Disease Control recently announced that the 2012 flu season is gearing up to be heavy, so I wanted to make my yearly plug for greater clarity in antibiotics names.¬† Here’s why: according to a Pew study, approximately … Continue reading

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Venn guide to pills that kill things

Each year around this time, health care professionals begin to complain that patients are demanding antibiotics indiscriminately and are contributing to the evolution of resistant bacteria.  I’m officially sick of this complaint.  Doctors have created this problem by using the … Continue reading

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