A2: Health Care

The Detroit Free Press reports on an analysis by the Ann Arbor-based Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation, which found an increase in antibiotic prescriptions for Michigan children with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan health insurance from 2007-2009. From the article: “At issue is the prescribing of antibiotics for viral (as opposed to bacterial) infections. Viral infections – such as colds, sore throats and most flu, bronchitis and upper respiratory infections – get better on their own without drugs.” [Source]