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Many Pneumonia Patients Get Too Many Antibiotics

10:07 EDT 12 Jul 2019 | Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 -- Two-thirds of hospitalized pneumonia patients may be prescribed antibiotics for too long, increasing their risk for potentially harmful side effects, researchers say. In 93.2% of cases, overprescription involved the number...

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