Less than half of Americans recognize antibiotic overuse as a problem

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In the article “Less than half of Americans recognize antibiotic overuse as a problem” is talking about the reason of increasing the antibiotic opposition is that the most of people in the United States do not have the knowledge or experience of what medication they have to use, and they do not know what the effect of medication.

In addition, the survey shows that 9 out of 10 of Americans know that antibiotics can fight bacterial infections, more than one third thought that antibiotic can also fight viral infections and less than half (47% know that using too much of antibiotic can be harmful.


The most of American believe that if they take unnecessary amount of antibiotic will affect them when they get sick later. While about 86% of people think they have take all the prescription of antibiotic. However, many people usually stop taking the antibiotic when they feel good.



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