|Kentucky cited by CDC as over-prescribing antibiotics|
Kentucky is under fire from the Center for Disease Control due to what it calls the overuse of antibiotics.
A new study commissioned by the agency shows residents in the Commonwealth and neighboring West Virginia take nearly double the amount over other states.
The overuse could lead to the drugs being ineffective when battling certain illnesses. There's also a marked increase during cold and flu season, which could be prevented with a flu shot.