The Centers for Disease Control estimates around 50% of all prescribed antibiotics are actually unnecessary. Joining me this month to talk about the issue is Lt. Col. Steve Ford, Director of Pharmacy Services at Evans Army Community Hospital.

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One Response to Medical Series: Overprescription of Antibiotics

  1. jeff boyer, d.c. says:

    Dr Ford is absolutely correct in his comments regarding the overuse of antibiotics…a sermon that chiropractors have been preaching for at least the 30 some years that I was in practice. Be that as it may, it’s time to get the antibiotics and steroids out of our food chain as well and make another huge step toward preventive health care, not just heroic intervention after the fact.

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