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Riverside University Health System ramps up fight against antibiotic resistance by educating patients, providers and public


Last updated 12/30/2017 at Noon

MORENO VALLEY – The consequences of society’s overreliance on antibiotics can be seen coming through the doors of Riverside University Health System Medical Center on a regular basis, and pharmacists there want to curtail the trend.

“We are seeing 3-year-old children coming in with strains of bacteria that are resistant to most antibiotics and they’ve never been hospitalized before,” Nikita Patel, a senior clinical pharmacist who specializes in infectious diseases at the 439-bed Medical Center and teaching hospital in Moreno Valley, said.

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