Dealer’s Choice

“If we continue down the road of inappropriate use we’ll lose the most powerful tool we have to fight life-threatening infections.” We know that antibiotics are losing some of their effectiveness. And we know that this is in part because of how many of them we consume. So this stat is especially disturbing: One in three antibiotics prescribed in U.S. are unnecessary.

+ Mosaic: Austin, Indiana: the HIV capital of small-town America.

+ WaPo: Seven of the top ten most profitable hospitals in the United States are nonprofit facilities.

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