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Current Healthcare ArticlesSevere diarrheal illness in children linked to antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices - Press Release
The majority of pediatric Clostridium difficile infections, which are bacterial infections that cause severe diarrhea and are potentially life-threatening, occur among children in the general community who recently took antibiotics prescribed in doctor’s offices for other conditions, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published this week in Pediatrics.CDC Telebriefing: New Vital Signs Report - Are Prescribing Practices Putting Hospital Patients at Risk? - Transcript
Transcript for the telebriefing on this month's the CDC Vital Signs report which looks at prescribing practices and variations, and calls on all U.S. hospitals to improve antibiotic-prescribing practices.Improving Antibiotic Prescribing in Hospitals Can Make Health Care Safer - Press Release
A new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that clinicians in some hospitals prescribe three times as many antibiotics than clinicians in other hospitals, even though patients were receiving care in similar areas of each hospital.New CDC Vital Signs: Antibiotic Prescribing Putting Patients at Risk - Digital Press Kit
Antibiotics can be lifesaving, but poor prescribing practices put hospital patients at risk for preventable allergic reactions, super-resistant infections, and deadly diarrhea caused by Clostridium difficile. These practices also drive antibiotic resistance, further endangering the future of these miracle drugs and the patients who need them. For some hospital patients, it is already too late. We must change prescribing practices now.Physicians are a leading source of prescription opioids for the highest-risk users - Press Release
Most people who abuse prescription opioid drugs get them for free from a friend or relative – but those at highest risk of overdose are as likely to get them from a doctor’s prescription, CDC researchers reported today in a research letter, “Sources of Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers by Frequency of Past-Year Nonmedical Use: United States, 2008-2011,” in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine (JAMA Internal Medicine).