Since the introduction of antibiotics in World War II, doctors have prescribed courses of treatment that typically ran longer than necessary. Bacterial resistance is forcing a reevaluation, shortening courses sometimes to just a few days and even prompting doctors to advise not using all pills if patients feel better.
- Dr. Brad Spellberg, Chief Medical Officer, Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center
- Dr. William Schaffner, infectious disease specialist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- Dr. Louis Rice, Chairman, Department of Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University
Links for more information:
- Dr. Spellberg – Keck School of Medicine of USC Faculty
- Dr. Schaffner – Vanderbilt University Medical Center Professor
- Dr. Rice named Department of Medicine Chair at Alpert Medical School