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Antibiotics : will they work when you really need them? : Get Smart about Antibiotics Week, November 17-23, 2014
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    Patients can take antibiotics exactly as the doctor prescribes, complete the prescribed course of treatment even when starting to feel better, and ask what treatment would be best for their illness instead of demanding antibiotics from their doctor, if not needed.

    Did you know?

    1.Antibiotic resistance is one of the world’s most pressing public health threats.

    2.Antibiotics are the most important tool we have to combat life‐threatening bacterial diseases, but antibiotics can have side effects.

    3.Antibiotic overuse increases the development of drug-resistant germs.

    4.Patients, healthcare providers, hospital administrators, and policy makers must work together to employ effective strategies for improving antibiotic use – ultimately improving medical care and saving lives.

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