Report: State ranks near top in U.S. in antibiotic use
by MBJ Staff
Published: November 26,2012
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Research revealed during “Get Smart Week” shows that California joined Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington as the five states with the lowest antibiotic use in the nation in 2010.
“Get Smart Week” is a national partnership launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics.
The five states with the highest rates of antibiotic use in the nation that year were Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana.
The research done by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy shows that residents of Appalachian and Gulf Coast states, where antibiotics use rates are the highest, take about twice as many antibiotics per capita as people living in western states.
To sign up for Mississippi Business Daily Updates, click here.
One Response to “Report: State ranks near top in U.S. in antibiotic use”
Top Posts & Pages
- Molpus closes Fund after more than $662M in commitments
- MSU reminding fans that drones are prohibited at football games
- Politics of paying for transportation: Hand wringing and a lot of talk
- DeSoto County Supervisor Lee dies in ATV accident on his birthday
- Former DPS employees sentenced for selling bogus driver's licenses
- Researchers: Trapping, not hunting, best way to control wild hogs
- Realtors chooses Nita Wingard
- Entergy agrees to cut $35M from its new rate plan
- No debate, but Cochran and Childers lobby for votes for Senate