1. This should super bug you

Creating the next superbug, all in the name of customer satisfaction. According to David Hyun of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Antibiotic Resistance Project, this is just the case when doctors prescribe antibiotics that are unnecessary, because they believe it makes their patients happier. Roughly 7,600 of the 184,032 medical visits assessed, in a joint project between the CDC and the Pew Charitable Trusts, ended in an antibiotic prescription that was deemed completely unnecessary. The kicker is that patients are generally willing to do whatever their doctor says even if it doesn’t involve a medication. Closing the gap between what patients need and what doctors think they want could help defend us all from more drug resistant bacteria and cut down on the $3 billion wasted annually on what may be useless prescriptions.

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