I know a person who had several surgeries and many procedures where they were put under anesthesia. Well, that is to say they could not put the person under because the anesthesia did not work. They had to use extremely high amount that would have killed most people. The person woke up multiple times during the procedures. Then using anesthesia for dental sedation the nurse said they used 50 times more medication than normal. Now this person has a chronic pain disease and doctors are saying 100 mg equivalent is all they can have and doctors are scared that the federal government will charge them with a crime for not following guidelines. Just saying everyone is different and the government should allow states to set up practice guidelines. Everyone reacts differently to medications. This person is in extreme pain due to the government not allowing doctors to treat the patient properly. This is malpractice by the government. True story.
It has been estimated that up to half of antibiotic use in hospitals is unnecessary and inappropriate. In fact, Premier/CDC research found that 78% of hospitals were overprescribing redundant combinations of intravenous (IV) antibiotics for two or more days. In addition, antibiotic overuse and misuse have spurred the spread of Clostridium difficile infections that can cause life-threatening colitis. In a recent study on the impact of , Premier found that the majority of cases analyzed were associated with concomitant antibiotic use.