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<p> We often hear of inappropriate antibiotic use, including the wrong drug for the bug, the wrong duration of therapy, and the failure to scale down from a broad spectrum drug once the etiology of an infection is determined. But what if you took almost a third of your drug formulary and hurled it out the window, where it will do nothing except help kill off susceptible bacteria in the environment and select out resistant strains?</p>

30% of Outpatient Antibiotics Unnecessary

No therapeutic benefit; drives drug resistance