the trend to write "back-up" antibiotic Rxs

You'll see more physicians join the trend to write "back-up" antibiotic response to efforts to reduce antibiotic use.

This works well for otherwise healthy patients with common, acute respiratory infections...because most turn out to be viral.

The patient can get the "back-up" antibiotic Rx filled later...IF their condition worsens or fails to improve.

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