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Avoid OTC Cough Meds Containing Antibiotics, Warns RB Study

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A study commissioned by Reckitt Benckiser has found evidence suggesting that cough medicines containing antibiotics are not only ineffective against common human pathogens but are also contributing to the widely recognised problem of antimicrobial resistance. Researchers conclude that consumers should consider using non-antibiotic OTC medicines for primarily viral and self-limiting sore throat conditions instead. 
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