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Antibiotic Awareness

Antibiotics are not always the answer!

As we enter the peak season for colds, flu, coughs, and sore throats, one thing that people should not automatically reach for is antibiotics!  Shockingly many people believe that antibiotics are almost a ‘wonder drug’ that can be used to cure all kinds of illnesses with no serious side effects.  Unfortunately this is not true.  While antibiotics are great for curing bacterial infections, they are of no use when it comes to treating viruses such as colds, flu, and coughs, and taking them unnecessarily can lead to serious consequences! 

This campaign is designed to advise people when they should and shouldn't take antibiotics, and what to do with any left over antibiotics they have lying around the house.