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Benefit of Azithromycin for Pneumonia Outweighs Increased Heart Attack Risk

The JAMA Report

Azithromycin is an antibiotic commonly prescribed for pneumonia. Prior research suggests that the drug may also be associated with an increased risk of heart problems. A new study examined the risks and benefits of using azithromycin therapy in older patients hospitalized with pneumonia. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.