Study investigates whether it is safe for GPs to prescribe fewer antibiotics

Posted by on July 5, 2016 2:34 am
Categories: health

A new study has found that reducing antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections — such as coughs, colds, sore throats and ear infections — is not linked to an increase in the most serious bacterial complications, such as bacterial meningitis. The study investigated whether reducing antibiotic prescribing for people attending their GP with respiratory tract infections could have an effect on safety.

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