Who’s really to blame for the overuse of antibiotics?

In guidelines put out Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, physicians have been given new rules for antibiotic use, with experts assessing that nearly half of antibiotic prescriptions may be unnecessary.
Most of the time, this waste is blamed on the patient. As the narrative goes, patients with the sniffles for two days come in to a doctor wanting meds. If a physician refuses, patients have the recourse of going to a different urgent care clinic, or taking to a negative Yelp…

from Boston Business News – Local Boston News | Boston Business Journal http://bit.ly/1RWtxrp

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