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Most sore throats in US are still treated with antibiotics

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6056 (Published 11 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6056
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. 1Seattle

Despite decades of efforts by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other organizations to discourage inappropriate use of antibiotics, US doctors continue to prescribe antibiotics to most adults who come to them with a sore throat, a new study has found.1

In the study Michael …

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