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Otitis Media: A SNAP with Nonprescription Analgesics

KEY POINT

Provision of a safety-net antibiotic prescription (SNAP) along with guidance on how to treat children’s otitis media with nonprescription analgesics is an emerging strategy that could help reduce the development of antibiotic resistance.

SOURCES

Siegel RM et al. Treatment of otitis media with observation and a safety-net antibiotic prescription. Pediatrics. 2003;112:527–31.