Resisting Antibiotic Resistance
Maybe this has happened to you: After you develop a cold or flu, a family member offers you their unfinished bottle of antibiotics to help you kick it. Should you take them?
In short: no, no, no. The efficacy of antibiotics, one of medicine’s most important weapons in fighting bacterial illness, is becoming compromised by misuse. In a 2013 interview, CDC associate director Dr. Arjun Srinivasan said: