CDC Issues Public Reminder About Proper Antibiotic Use

As people across the United States face the coldest months of the year when many respiratory infections become more common, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding people to be cautious about their use of antibiotics. As part of this reminder, CDC is releasing a new series of print and radio public service announcements (PSAs) to raise awareness about proper antibiotic use among parents and healthy adults. The message is part of Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work - a national campaign started one year ago by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and an alliance of partners including the National Council on Patient Information and Education (NCPIE) - to reverse public perceptions that 'antibiotics cure everything.'