New Yorkers see a lot of questionable stuff on the subway, and they currently have questions about this ad for Capsule Pharmacy.
Specifically, they’re wondering why anyone would need “very, very strong antibiotics” for a sneeze.
— Heather Taffet Gold (@HTGoldPhD) February 17, 2017
Here’s the thing: You probably don’t need antibiotics for a sneeze. And you really don’t need antibiotics just for being exposed to someone who sneezes.
— Lisa (@lchamoff) February 12, 2017
People were quick to point out that taking antibiotics when you don’t need them can do more harm than good.
— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) February 17, 2017
So, while getting sneezed on in the subway is a very legitimate fear for all New Yorkers, it’s not a reason to ask your doctor to call in antibiotics to the nearest pharmacy.
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