Study shows 23-percent of antibiotics are improperly prescribed

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Study shows 23-percent of antibiotics are improperly prescribed. Nydia Han reports during Action News at noon on January 20, 2019.

A recent study shows that one in four U.S. antibiotics may be improperly prescribed.

The analysis was published in the journal BMJ.

Researchers found that 23-percent of antibiotics prescribed in the year 2016 were "inappropriate" use of the medications.

The three conditions that most commonly led to inaccurate prescriptions were colds, coughs and chest infections.

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