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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Antibiotics

from an article @ http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060812163833AAu8gYG

Why aren't antibiotics over the counter?

Can anybody tell me why (in the U.S.) antibiotics have to be prescribed and are not over the counter. i find my self from time to time needing antibiotics for small infections and have to wait in a doctors office, bill insurance and so forth just to get the medicine so I can simply treat it. All I can figure is maybe it helps identify large scale health problems.
  • 2007

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no ... overuse of antibiotics leads to the strains of bacteria becoming immune to it then down the road they will no longer be useful. Plus, a lot of people think they can treat viral infections and they don't at all. If u don't REALLY need them, then don't take them ....
  • 1 year ago
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----------i think once a year after the age of 40 you should take them to keep your heart up!

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