Doctors warn of antibiotic overuse and misuse

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Antibiotic overuse and misuse warning: Ali Gorman reports during Action News at 5pm on July 17, 2018. (WPVI)

Some doctors are sounding the alarm again about over-using and misusing antibiotics.

A recent review shows they were frequently prescribed inappropriately for respiratory illnesses.

The worst offender was urgent care centers. Antibiotics work to kill bacteria but not viruses.

Over-prescribing them can lead to resistant bacteria developing.

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