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Dr. Gigi Chawla warns against antibiotic sharing

Dr. Gigi Chawla, chief of general pediatrics, weighed in on a new study that found that half of pediatric patients do not complete their course of antibiotics and when families do have leftover antibiotics, 70 percent are distributing the meds to other family members. Dr. Chawla told Healio that it is essential for pediatricians to help families understand this is a dangerous practice and that serious consequences can result from sharing antibiotics. Read the full story: Parents freely share children’s antibiotics with others.

Hayley Sitz