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Undertrained Doctors, Overprescribed Drugs

Opioid abuse and antibiotic resistance each require changing physicians' behavior. Training can help.

Caution.

Photographer: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

When doctors prescribe medicine, more than just their patients count on them to get it right. Society as a whole has an interest in keeping certain drugs under control -- and the evidence shows that when it comes to opioid pain relievers and antibiotics, some doctors are failing to do so.

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