reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics
The CDC is trying to reduce inappropriate use of antibiotics. Over fifty million antibiotic prescriptions a year are written for colds and other viral infections.
Now up to 30% of Strep pneumoniae are resistant to penicillin. Some are also resistant to erythromycin...TMP-SMX...tetracycline.
It's now harder to treat otitis, pneumonia, and meningitis.