Free Antibiotics!

Wow. I totally missed this last week: Publix, a Florida-based chain of super markets, announced last week that it was offering free antibiotics. With a prescription, of course. But still - this is pretty appalling. I mean, antibiotics are way overprescribed as it is, for just about any condition they're used for (check out a simple Google search for proof), so the fact that Publix is fomenting that misuse is, well, kinda craven. So much for the fight against antibiotic resistance, at least in Florida...

Thomas Goetz4 Comments