Kentucky has one of the nation's worst drug problems, but not the kind of drugs you might think. Kentucky and other southeastern states continue to overuse antibiotics, contributing to a dangerous decline in the effectiveness of the drugs, according to a study released Tuesday by a group affiliated with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kentucky and West Virginia residents take about twice as many antibiotics per capita as people living in Alaska and Hawaii.
CDC Report Says Kentuckians Overuse Antibiotics
By Cheryl Truman & Lexington Herald-Leader • Nov 14, 2012