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Antibiotic over-prescription is worst for kids in low-income countries

Too many meds can lead to drug resistance and future health dilemmas.
In their first five years of life, some children averaged 25 prescriptions.
In their first five years of life, some children averaged 25 prescriptions. (Deposit Photos/)

There are a lot of ways for little kids to get sick, and those at risk of getting the sickest are the ones in low and middle-income countries where access to healthcare might be sparse. You might think that’s because there just aren’t enough medications to go around. The truth is quite the opposite.

Researchers from the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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