WHO suggests options to tackle antibiotic resistance
Antimicrobial resistance and the growing threat that it poses has been brought under the spotlight in a report by the World Health Organization.
Launching the publication, "The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance — options for action", WHO director general Margaret Chan warned: "In terms of new replacement antibiotics, the pipeline is virtually dry."
But various strategies can be adopted to deal with the problem, she said, including "prescribing antibiotics appropriately and only when needed, following treatment correctly, restricting the use of antibiotics in food production to therapeutic purposes and tackling the problem of substandard and counterfeit medicines".
Citation: The Pharmaceutical Journal URI: 11097818
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