Why Taking Antibiotics Without a Prescription Is So Dangerous

(Healthline, July 23) Many Americans hoard their extra medications, saving them for a rainy day, or order them online to avoid a costly trip to the doctor.

But taking antibiotics without a prescription is dangerous.

It’s not only a hazard for the people taking the medications, but it also encourages the development of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

The reasons people save some of their antibiotics or take nonprescription ones is the subject of a new analysis published in the journal Annals of Internal MedicineTrusted Source. Read more.