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Poster of drugs that kill things (Ebola version)

Because the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital recently sent an Ebola patient home with antibacterials, I decided to update my guide to pills that kill things: I added Ebola to list of sample viruses. Some viruses can sometimes be killed with … Continue reading

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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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Shopping list for anti-infectives

Although Darryl is supposedly illiterate, the rest of characters on The Walking Dead, even those with higher degrees, seem to be science illiterates*.  Details in my earlier post/rant (“The Walking Dead need antivirals, not antibiotics“), if you care. But you … Continue reading

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