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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

Print this poster for your waiting room: anti-infectives-poster.pdf.  It introduces your waiting patients to the vocabulary you will use later.  Notice how it does not have the word “antibiotics”. Patients with viral or bacterial infections will see that treatment for … 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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