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Over-Prescription of Antibiotics (2013)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-09-27

Duration: 00:05:33

Subjects: Health | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) | Antibiotics


  • Whinham, Charlie Host
  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Whinham, Charlie Producer
  • Woods, Virnado Photographer
  • Figuero, Julio Interviewee
  • Whitfield, Rani Interviewee


This segment from the September 27, 2013, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Charlie Whinham’s report on the findings of a recent Centers for Disease Control study on the overuse of antibiotics and the subsequent increase in antibiotic resistant infections. Whinham reports that Louisiana has one of the highest antibiotic prescription rates in the country. He interviews Dr. Julio Figueroa of the LSU Health Sciences Center and Dr. Rani Whitfield, a family and sports medicine physician in Baton Rouge. Hosts: Charlie Whinham and Shauna Sanford