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1 Years ago

Antibiotic side-effects in kids lead to nearly 70,000 ER visits in the US each year

The use of antibiotics drives the development of antibiotic resistance, a major threat to public health worldwide. But these drugs also carry the risk of harm to individual patients, including children. According to a new analysis, antibiotics led to nearly 70,000 estimated emergency room visits in the US each year from 2011-2015 for allergic reactions and other side effects in children.

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