[Pharmwaste] Study may lead to an increase in unwanted antibiotics

Ed Gottlieb EGottlieb at cityofithaca.org
Tue Aug 2 08:46:40 EDT 2016


We all have been told how important it is to finish taking the full course of antibiotics, even if the symptoms go away.
A new study challenges this teaching.  If these results are duplicated for other types of infections, expect an increase in the amount of unwanted antibiotics that require safe disposal.

http://www.consumerreports.org/drugs/how-long-does-it-take-for-antibiotics-to-work/

Ed Gottlieb
Chair, Coalition for Safe Medication Disposal
Industrial Pretreatment Coordinator
Ithaca Area Wastewater Treatment Facility
525 3rd Street
Ithaca, NY  14850
(607) 273-8381
fax: (607) 273-8433
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