When dietitians prescribe antibiotics, doctors say they’re not taking patients’ medical needs into account

Dietitians have long said that antibiotics prescribed for people with serious illnesses can be dangerous.But now the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has said doctors are increasingly using a new and increasingly controversial approach.In a statement Friday, the NIH said that doctors who prescribe antibiotics to treat chronic illness such as cancer and asthma are taking into account patient preferences, […]