Kentucky leads U.S. in prescribing antibiotics

Print
Email
|

by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 7:27 PM

(WHAS11) -- Kentucky tops the list for states where physicians prescribe the most antibiotics.

There has been a national decrease in antibiotic use but a new study reveals that overuse does remain an issue in southeastern states and it is a concern.

Experts say an increased use of antibiotics can cause patients to become resistant to them.

Here's a look at the five states that used the most antibiotics in 2010: Kentucky, followed by West Virginia,  Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
 

Print
Email
|