White House escalates fight against antibiotic resistance

September 18, 2014 6:17 PM

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White House escalates fight against antibiotic resistance

"Antibiotics are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in medicine," Frieden said. "But either half are not needed, or are not optimally prescribed."

"We can help doctors use antibiotics more wisely, and can be certain whether our efforts to reduce antibiotic resistance are working," Frieden said when asked what the effects will be from Obama's executive order, and the five-year plan he will be presented with this winter.

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