Published in Health and Medicine Week, October 6th, 2003
Officials stressed that antibiotics are ineffective treatment for viruses, such as those that cause colds and flu, and that inappropriate antibiotic use - particularly among children - is contributing to an alarming growth of global antibiotic resistance.
"Antibiotics show amazing results when used to treat bacterial infections, but they won't help at all against the common cold or flu," Surgeon General Richard Carmona said. "What's worse, if...
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