US doctors prescribe antibiotics to six out of 10 patients with a sore throat, even though only one infection in 10 is severe enough to merit them, researchers said Thursday.
Overprescribing of antibiotics is dangerous because it contributes to the rise of superbugs that do not respond to treatment.
US health officials have repeatedly warned that nearly all major bacterial infections in the world are becoming resistant to the antibiotic treatment of choice.
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