Study looks at risks, benefits of antibiotic use in respiratory infections

03/21/2013 | Healio · Medscape (free registration)

Researchers examined data from a U.K. primary care database and found that patients with acute nonspecific respiratory infections treated with antibiotics did not have a higher risk of serious adverse events compared with patients who didn't take the drugs. Patients who took antibiotics also had a slightly lower risk of being hospitalized for pneumonia. The study appeared online in the Annals of Family Medicine.

View Full Article in:

Healio · Medscape (free registration)

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Health Care

Job Title Company Location
Senior Director, Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC
Assistant General Counsel
Cardinal Health
Columbus, OH
Director of Litigation
Center for Science in the Public Interest
Washington, DC
Health Plan CEO - Oregon
Trillium Community Health Plan
Eugene, OR
Regional Director, Southeastern Region - State Affairs
America's Heatlh Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC