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Why Antibiotics Fail

Posted by Sondra Forsyth

When a patient is prescribed the wrong antibiotic to treat a bacterial infection, it’s not necessarily the physician who is at fault. The current antibiotic assay — standardized in 1961 … Read More→

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Oral Corticosteroids: A Hazard?

Posted by Jane Farrell

Short-term oral corticosteroid use, a common remedy for millions who want to reduce back pain or allergy symptoms, may have some serious consequences, according to new research. People taking the … Read More→

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A New Approach to Giving Penicillins

Posted by Jane Farrell

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) investigators have developed two approaches to increasing the use of penicillins and cephalosporins – highly effective antibiotics that are not … Read More→