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Docs overprescribing of ‘big gun’ antibiotics leads to drug-resistant bacteria

When prescribing antibiotics, six out of 10 physicians opt for the big guns. That’s despite the fact the drugs are ineffective in 25% of the cases, because the infections were caused by viruses. This presents an even bigger problem — the over-prescribing of broad-spectrum antibiotics contributes to antibiotic-resistant bacteria.