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Do emergency departments overprescribe antibiotics?


Emergency department physicians may be overprescribing antibiotics for dental pain, according to a new review by two emergency physicians. Antibiotics don't help some types of dental pain commonly seen in emergency rooms, the authors found. Study authors Drs. Michael Gottlieb and Basem Khishfe work in the emergency department at two Chicago hospitals, Rush University Medical Center and Mount Sinai Hospital. more

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