Quid pro quo: Why doctors give out so many antibiotics

Dr. A hits the nail on the head:

. . . some docs see it as a business move (“If I don’t give them the antibiotic, then they will switch doctors to someone that will.”) Some see it as a way to save time (“I’m running two hours behind. And, if I write for the antibiotic instead of explaining why not, then I can keep from getting further behind in my schedule.”)

The same can be said for many of the “lifestyle” medications like drugs for erectile dysfunction and sleep agents.