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Superbugs Will March Unless Antibiotic Behavior Changes: View
San Francisco Chronicle

A new study of pediatricians’ prescribing habits told us something old and something new. It told us that antibiotics are overused. It also told us — and this is the new part — that doctors are using the wrong antibiotics, even when the bacteria-killing drugs are called for. According to the study, which looked at tens of thousands of visits to pediatricians outside hospitals from 2006 to 2008, in more than 1 in 5 cases doctors gave their young patients antibiotics.