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Doctors Urged to Curb Overuse of Antibiotics During Cold, Flu Seasons

It's cold season, and the miserable continue to trudge in, seeking antibiotics because of mucus turned green, or a cough that has nagged for weeks. Despite years of warnings, doctors still overprescribe antibiotics for acute respiratory infections even though most are caused by viruses that those drugs cannot help. Now doctors are getting new tips on how to avoid unnecessary antibiotics for these common complaints -- and to withstand the patient who's demanding one. Sure...

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