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Johns Hopkins Finds Competition Drives Antibiotics Prescriptions

Johns Hopkins reports that a study scheduled to be published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy found that the number of prescriptions for antibiotics increases in wealthier areas of the country. Lead study author Eili Klein, Ph.D., says that the trend “appears to be driven primarily by increased competition among doctors’ offices, retail medical clinics, and other healthcare providers as they seek to keep patients satisfied ...

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