The most modifiable component of complications caused by antibiotic resistance, which leads to increased healthcare costs and poor health outcomes, is antibiotic use. It is estimated that up to 50% of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate,2 and are most often indicated for acute respiratory infections.

In this issue of Inside Patient Care, Natalie Kokta, PharmD candidate, describes how community pharmacists can help in preventing antimicrobial resistance.

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