one third of all antibiotic Rxs are inappropriate

    One third of all antibiotic Rxs are inappropriate. Fifty million a year are written for colds and other viral infections.

    Now antibiotic resistance is really hitting home.

    Up to 30% of Strep pneumoniae are now resistant to penicillin. Some are also resistant to erythromycin...TMP-SMX...tetracycline.

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