New data published yesterday in the British Medical Journal indicate that nearly a quarter of all US outpatient antibiotic prescriptions filled by adults and children with private insurance in 2016 were unnecessary, with 1 in 7 filling at least one inappropriate prescription for an antibiotic.

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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 16 Br Med J study

May 4, 2016, CIDRAP News story “Study: 30% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions unnecessary