The University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging surveyed a national sample of U.S. adults about their opinions and experiences with antibiotics and found that nearly half expected antibiotic prescriptions at doctor visits and more than half have taken leftover antibiotics without talking to a health care professional.

More than half said they believe doctors overprescribe antibiotics, but many still expect to receive them for long-lasting colds or influenza-like illnesses.

Maksym Kozlenko [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

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