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FDA Warns Heart Patients About Antibiotic Clarithromycin

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FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The antibiotic clarithromycin (brand name: Biaxin) may increase the long-term risk of heart problems and death in patients with heart disease, according to U.S. health officials. As a result, the federal Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it’s recommending that doctors carefully …

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Antibiotic Use in Dementia Patients Questioned

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Latest Senior Health News By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) — Almost half of nursing home patients with advanced dementia are given antibiotics in the last two weeks of life, a new study found. What’s not clear is whether or not that therapy has any …

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Decline of Antibiotic Use Among Kids Seems To Be Leveling Off: Study

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By Mary Brophy MarcusHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A downward trend in antibiotic use among children may have leveled off in certain areas of the United States, a new study shows. Researchers from Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School reviewed data from three health plans …

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New Antibiotic Treats Pneumonia, Skin Infections

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Latest Infectious Disease News By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An updated version of an old antibiotic works well against pneumonia and serious skin infections — giving doctors a new option for some common ills, researchers say. In two trials, researchers found that …

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Study Finds ‘No Clear Rationale’ for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

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Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of antibiotic prescriptions for Medicaid patients appear to be inappropriate, new research suggests. That kind of overprescribing raises risks for everyone, experts say, as bacteria gain more chances to mutate around the life-saving drugs. For …

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No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

No Reason for 45% of Antibiotic Prescriptions

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nearly half of antibiotic prescriptions for Medicaid patients appear to be inappropriate, new research suggests. That kind of overprescribing raises risks for everyone, experts say, as bacteria gain more chances to mutate around the life-saving drugs. …

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