Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria do not respond to the drugs designed to kill them.
It is one of the most serious public health problems in the United States and threatens to
return us to the time when simple infections were often fatal. Improving the way we prescribe
and use antibiotics, a concept referred to as “antibiotic stewardship,” is critical for all
healthcare settings. When we optimize the treatment of infections, we protect patients from
harm and combat antibiotic resistance. Check out this 2017 paper by the CDC on Antibiotic Use in the U.S.

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