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Prescription for Nothing? 7 in 10 Doctors Give Patients Unnecessary Antibiotics for Asymptomatic Infections

BALTIMORE — Antibiotics can be dangerous to the gut and increase the risk of creating antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains. Despite the danger to “good” bacteria in the body, a new study finds about 70 percent of primary care physicians still believe in prescribing antibiotics for asymptomatic infections. Since the early 2000s, the attitude towards antibiotics has…

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