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Evidence-based antibiotic usage

In my ongoing quest to show that “antibiotic” is a word that does more harm than good to public health outreach, I frequently encounter people on the Internet who insist that confusion over antibiotic efficacy is not due, at all, … Continue reading

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How doctors can reduce antibiotic demands from patients

New recommendations for reducing the number of patients demanding antibacterials for viral infections: 1.  Remove all of the educational signage that is currently in your waiting room. It doesn’t work (more evidence), probably because most posters are targeted at elementary … Continue reading

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Antibiotic Awareness Week poster

Ten interesting facts about antibiotics, for Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 18 -24, 2013).  Below is an image that can be used for presentations. PDF version for printing: facts-about-antibiotics.pdf. I’ve tried to craft the above poster with information that is mildly … Continue reading

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Antibiotics work against viruses

The post title will annoy scientists and physicians, but will simply confirm what lay people believe to be true. It’s why the public tends to demand antibiotics for viral infections.  And that’s why health organizations like the CDC should abandon … Continue reading

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