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Don't take Cipro unless you need it

...the Infectious Diseases Society of America, an Alexandria, Va., organization of 6,000 specialists in viral and bacterial infections. Some doctors are also questioning the use of ciprofloxacin in the Florida anthrax incident, because disease...
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Parent pressure cited in overuse of antibiotics

Parental pressure, rather than concerns about malpractice or a desire to be efficient, is the major reason pediatricians prescribe antibiotics to children who probably don't need them, researchers at Boston University School of Medicine report in a study published in the February issue of the journal Pediatrics.
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