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September 19, 2016

CDC Reports “Worrisome” News On Antibiotic Use In Hospitals

The overuse of antibiotics in human patients and farm animals has been linked to the development of so-called “superbugs” that are resistant to most traditional antibiotics. In a new report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention presents the “worrisome” news that hospitals are increasingly turning to stronger and broad-spectrum antibiotics to treat patients. The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, looked at data on antibiotics use at around 300 acute care hospitals over the course of six years, from 2006 through 2012.

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