CDC Releases New Fluoroquinolone Prescribing Study

A new study authored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and published in Clinical Infectious Diseases shows about 5% of all fluoroquinolones prescribed for adults in doctor’s offices and emergency departments are completely unnecessary, and about 20% of all fluoroquinolone prescriptions in these two settings are not the recommended first-line treatment. Due to the serious side effects they can cause, fluoroquinolones should only be used when absolutely necessary. Read the study to learn more.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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