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Antibiotics Overused, Especially in the South

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

The CDC says antibiotics are being used way too much, especially in southern states, the Associated Press reports. The study found doctors are prescribing antibiotics at a rate high enough to give them to 4 out of 5 Americans every year. 


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