Medications

New ways of reducing antibiotics in primary care

In human medicine, antibiotics are most commonly used in primary care, particularly for respiratory and urinary tract infections. But it is precisely for these illnesses that patients are often prescribed antibiotics unnecessarily. ...

Medications

Antibiotic stewardship reduces unnecessary prescriptions

An antibiotic stewardship program was associated with a 50% reduction in antibiotic prescribing at clinical visits, according to a recent Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Network Open.

Medications

Pediatric antibiotic prescribing dropped during pandemic

(HealthDay)—In pediatric primary care practices, there was a substantial reduction in antibiotic prescribing, beginning in April 2020, which was mainly due to a reduction in prescriptions at visits for respiratory tract ...

Pediatrics

Antibiotic prescriptions for kids plummet during pandemic

As children made fewer visits to health facilities and engaged in social distancing and other COVID-19 mitigation measures, a smaller number of them also received prescription drugs, a new study suggests.

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