Friday, March 11, 2016
To Stop Physicians From Prescribing Too Many Antibiotics, Try Shaming Them
Too many patients are receiving too many antibiotics for too many colds. Cough up some green stuff for a couple days, and you can probably find a physician who will give you an antibiotic. But often those prescriptions do more harm than good. They expose patients to unnecessary expense and potentially hazardous side effects. And they expose the general public to the dangers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.