Truth About Antibiotics

The Truth About Antibiotics

South Nassau Truth In Medicine Poll: Improper use of antibiotics reported among some area residents.

Some area residents say they pressure their doctors for antibiotics they don’t need, fail to finish antibiotics as they are prescribed and improperly dispose of leftover antibiotics, posing a potential threat to local water supplies, according to a new poll of New York City and Long Island residents.

Use and misuse of antibiotics also varied significantly by age, gender and racial lines, the South Nassau Truth in Medicine poll of 600 metro area residents found.


South Nassau 'Truth in Medicine' Poll: Antibiotic Use, Abuse & Resistance: