Media releases - Online - Are medicines making things worse?

Painkillers may limit the immune system and antibiotics are losing their punch: So doctors are being asked to cut prescriptions.

The recommendation that antibiotics should not routinely be prescribed for an ear infection was part of some confronting advice from the Choosing Wisely campaign this week. Fourteen medical colleges ruled that 61 tests, treatments and procedures should be limited because they were unnecessary or dangerous or were wasting precious health dollars. Read the article.

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