1. In 2015, at least 30 % of the roughly 269 million antibiotic prescriptions written and then filled at outpatient pharmacies in the United States were no necessary.
2. In 2014, 45.7% of patients who visited an urgent care center for a respiratory illness that did not require an antibiotic were inappropriately prescribed one.
3. Nearly one-third of physicians support fines for excessive antibiotic prescribing.
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