antibiotic resistance Update: How Parents Can Help Resist Overprescribing Antibiotics By Lynn Arditi • Sep 5, 2017 Lynn Arditi / RIPR Prescription opioids aren’t the only medication that public health officials worry about doctors over-prescribing. Another is antibiotics. Listen Listening... / 5:43 URI pharmacy professor Kerry LaPlante speaks with RIPR health reporter Lynn Arditi about how Rhode Island reduced antibiotic prescribing. RI Hospital: Rise In Antibiotic Resistant Urinary Tract Infections By Kristin Gourlay • Mar 26, 2014 Kristin Gourlay / RIPR A Rhode Island Hospital study has found a rise in the number of antibiotic resistant urinary tract infections. That’s coupled with an overall increase in these kinds of infections throughout the state.