This capsule of the original penicillin mold from which Alexander Fleming made the drug known as penicillin is on view at Bonham’s auction house in London. A new study shows that doctors and patients have begun to heed warnings that excessive antibiotic use — including penicillin — breeds dangerous drug resistance and “superbug” bacteria.
This capsule of the original penicillin mold from which Alexander Fleming made the drug known as penicillin is on view at Bonham’s auction house in London. A new study shows that doctors and patients have begun to heed warnings that excessive antibiotic use — including penicillin — breeds dangerous drug resistance and “superbug” bacteria. Alastair Grant AP
This capsule of the original penicillin mold from which Alexander Fleming made the drug known as penicillin is on view at Bonham’s auction house in London. A new study shows that doctors and patients have begun to heed warnings that excessive antibiotic use — including penicillin — breeds dangerous drug resistance and “superbug” bacteria. Alastair Grant AP

Fewer antibiotic prescriptions are being filled, analysis indicates

August 28, 2017 01:23 PM

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