Antibiotic Alchemy: Transforming Prescribing Practices to Protect Patients and Combat Resistance

Antibiotic Alchemy: Transforming Prescribing Practices to Protect Patients and Combat Resistance

In a busy medical setting such as an urgent care or emergency department, physicians may be tempted to prescribe antibiotics to patients who request them, even if they are unlikely to be helpful. However, a major study by researchers at Intermountain Health and Stanford University found that overprescribing and inappropriately prescribing antibiotics leads to antibiotic resistance and significant patient harm.

In US saliva test for COVID-19 approved

In US saliva test for COVID-19 approved

U.S. Food and Drug Administration authorized the first diagnostic test with the option of using home-collected saliva samples for COVID-19 testing. Specifically, the FDA issued