Medicines update

New research shows that many patients have poor attitudes towards antibiotics, while the flu vaccine is off Gen X's radar, and mothers-to-be are being warned against low-dose aspirin.

Public antibiotic knowledge still shoddy 

A substantial number of patients remain unaware that antibiotics are not effective against viral infections, according to new Irish research.

A survey of 287 Irish community pharmacy patients found only 62.4% were aware that antibiotics did not work against viral infections, despite most (85%) knowing they were a treatment for