Antibiotics being prescribed over the phone

February 2007
Pharmaceutical Representative;Feb2007, Vol. 37 Issue 2, p12
The article reports on the result of the study conducted by Thomson Medstat on over-the-phone prescribing of antibiotics in the U.S. The study shows that 40 percent of people below 65 years old receive antibiotic prescriptions without being seen by a doctor. Moreover, it also reveals that among the patients who were prescribed of the drugs are under age six. Researcher William D. Marder states that over-the-phone prescription pose additional risks to physicians and patients.


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