Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Study Shows Progress in Reducing the Number of Antibiotic Prescriptions Filled


Nine percent decline in antibiotic prescriptions filled over a seven-year period; steepest drop is among children

CHICAGO – The rate at which antibiotic prescriptions were filled declined nine percent from 2010 through 2016, according to a study by the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) – evidence that public health campaigns aimed at curbing over-use of the common medicines are taking hold. Click here to read the full BCBSA press release.