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The outpatient antibiotic prescribing rate for children was 1

Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

Nearly 25 percent of overall, broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions written by 1.7 percent of providers
Fewer than half of California pharmacies provide correct information about disposal of antibiotics and opioids

Few Pharmacies Provide Correct Info on Medication Disposal

Only 11 percent of California pharmacies reported on-site take-back programs for antibiotic, opioid disposal
Most children with non-β-lactam antibiotic allergy can be delabeled

Most Children Do Not Have Positive Results to Antibiotic Challenge

Positive results for only 18 percent of challenge tests to non-β-lactam antibiotics
Exposure to certain types of oral antibiotics may be associated with an elevated risk for Parkinson disease

Antibiotic Exposure May Be Tied to Risk for Parkinson Disease

Link between exposure and diagnosis may be due to disruption of gut microbiota, authors say
A considerable proportion of antibiotics are prescribed without a documented indication

Antibiotics Often Prescribed Without Documented Indication

Of 130.5 million prescriptions in 2015, 18 percent had no documented indication
Progress has been made in slowing antibiotic resistance-associated deaths

Some Progress Made in Slowing Antibiotic Resistance-Linked Deaths

Deaths decreased 18 percent since 2013 report, but more than 2.8 million infections occur each year
Many older adults do not follow instructions related to antibiotic use

Poll: Many Seniors Do Not Follow Instructions Related to Antibiotics

65 percent of those with leftover medication report keeping it, mainly in case of another infection
Postoperative antibiotic prescriptions are associated with reduced rates of infections after facial plastic surgery

Postop Antibiotics Cut Infections After Facial Plastic Surgery

However, longer duration of antibiotics not tied to further decreases in infections
In outpatient settings

Only Half of Ear, Nose, Throat Infections Receive Recommended Antibiotics

First-line antibiotics prescribed at 50 percent of outpatient visits for pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis media
The risk for aortic and mitral regurgitation is increased with current and recent fluoroquinolone use

Aortic, Mitral Regurgitation Risk Up With Fluoroquinolone Use

Risk significantly increased for current use and recent use, but not past use within 61 to 365 days