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Doctors ignore advice on sore throats, bronchitis
Modern Healthcare

Repeated warnings that antibiotics don’t work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse: U.S. doctors prescribed these drugs for most adults seeking treatment at a rate that remained high over more than a decade, researchers found. The results are in two analyses of U.S. health surveys from the late 1990s to 2010, representing more than 2 million annual visits to doctors’ offices or emergency rooms.