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In Depth (Medicine / Drug-Resistant Staph / Antibiotic Overuse) #630894

NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 20, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) Concerns about the overprescription of antibiotics after the deaths of four children from drug-resistant staph bacterial infections reported. [Former Minnesota health commissioner Dr. Michael OSTERHOLM - says some of doctors' worst fears are coming true; says the children started out with apparently normal infections.] [NBC employee Betty FRANCIS - says the antibiotic dose she took for staph did not work.] [Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Thomas O'BRIEN - talks about medicine before antibiotics.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Interview held with CDC's Dr. Julie Gerberding. [GERBERDING - says drug-resistant staph problems are still rare; says antibiotics can be harmful sometimes; says antibiotics are not always the right treatment.]

Bazell, Robert;
Williams, Brian

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