Pediatrics’ Sharon Meropol discusses effects of over-prescribing antibiotics

Some respiratory infections may not need antibiotics

Reuters: Sharon Meropol, assistant professor of pediatrics, discussed the effects of over-prescribing antibiotics. “The bigger picture is that the more antibiotics we use for society as a whole, the faster antibiotic resistance will develop, and future bacterial infections for all of our patients will become increasingly difficult to treat,” she said.