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Should we stop prescribing Azithromycin in the ED?

19 Nov
November 19, 2013

In 2011, Azithromycin was the 7th most prescribed (55.3 million prescriptions) medication according to IMS Health.  There have been several publications indicating that the use of macrolide antibiotics, increase risk of serious ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death (FDA Adverse Event Reporting System). Specifically, 2 recent studies in the NEJM were published looking at the […]

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