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Do urgent care clinics overprescribe antibiotics?

News briefs Urgent care clinics are convenient when you donít feel well and canít see your doctor right away. But a study published online July 16, 2018, by JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who go to such clinics may be more likely to be given prescriptions for unnecessary antibiotics. Researchers analyzed 156 million insurance claims from 2014 and found that 46% of people treated at urgent care centers for viral conditions …

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