It is no secret, that antibiotics are the most prescribed drug. Patients are quickly prescribed antibiotics for things like ear and sinus infections. But how are effective are they? It turns out that the overprescribing of antibiotics is actually decreasing their efficacy.
A few years ago, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) noted that treating sinus infections with antibiotics (standard practice in the US) wouldn’t help most cases and may actually do more harm.
According to the IDSA, sinus infections are the fifth leading reason for antibiotic prescriptions, Continue reading “Keep Antibiotics Working: New Health Campaign in England”Read More