A new study has found that children receive more than 2 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions a year in US emergency departments (EDs), with most inappropriate prescribing occurring in nonpediatric EDs. The findings appeared yesterday in the journal Pediatrics.

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Maksym Kozlenko [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons

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Jan 8 Pediatrics study

Jan 8 Pediatrics commentary