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Study: antibiotics over-prescribed at urgent care centers

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Posted at 3:53 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 03:53:18-04

Urgent care centers prescribe more antibiotics than other health care facilities.

That's according to a new study by the CDC and Pew Charitable Trusts.

Researchers say urgent care patients with athsma, the flu and the common cold are usually prescribed antibiotics, even though the drugs are not recommended for treating those conditions.

The study also found retail health clinics in pharmacies and grocery stores over-prescribe antibiotics.