Friday, March 27, 2015
This Will Not End Well
It's the last paragraph in the clip that I find disturbing. The "...we can target our interventions..." part. Will O care remove antibiotics from its formulary?
Here's the deal. Yes, they are over-prescribed. I understand that doctors like to prescribe them even though the illness is viral - "just in case". The biggest problem, as I understand it, is patients not completing the full course of medication. This can leave some bacteria alive, which are more immune to the med. This is natural selection at work, selecting for the dreaded "super bugs".
We really don't need these government geniuses messing around any more with health care, do we??
Full article here: apnews.myway.com
Found at Drudge.