Anti-Reflux Drugs May Be Overprescribed in Infants
As many as one in five treated babies doesn't have excess stomach acid, study finds,,,,
MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors may be overprescribing anti-reflux medications to infants, new research suggests.
The study found that fewer than one in five babies given anti-reflux m...
Bone-Strengthening Drugs May Be Overprescribed
Doctors suggest drug makers exaggerate benefits for women who do not have osteoporosis
FRIDAY, Jan. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Drug companies exaggerate the benefits and downplay the risks of prescribing bone-strengthening drugs for women whose bones are weakened but who do not have osteop...
Anthrax drug doxycycline could stunt fetal growth
...ease Control and Prevention urged doctors to prescribe Cipro to pregnant women. The recommendation comes as health officials worry that Cipro is being overprescribed
in the general population, possibly causing common bacteria to become resistant to the drug. //
The CDC has asked doctors to first consider doxy...
Children overprescribed antibiotics for sore throat
Physicians prescribe antibiotics for more than half of children with sore throat, exceeding the expected prevalence of strep throat, and used nonrecommended antibiotics for 27 percent of children who received an antibiotic prescription, according to a study in the November 9 issue of JAMA.