An interesting article from Medscape, by Brad Spellberg, MD
Myth 1: Humans invented antibiotics in the 20th century
Myth 2: Inappropriate antibiotic use causes the development of resistance
Myth 3: To prevent resistance, patients must complete every dose of antibiotics prescribed, even after they feel better
Myth 4: When antibiotic resistance emerges, it is usually a consequence of new mutations at the site of infection
Myth 5: Cidal antibiotics result in superior clinical outcomes and less risk for emergence of resistance than do static antibiotics
What are the implications of busting these myths? – Read the full article here.