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Brazil's new rules on antibiotic prescriptions are good news for multinationals

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Thanks to a new resolution which came into force in Brazil on Sunday, patients will only be able to buy drugs containing antimicrobials with a controlled prescription. Although the measure came largely in response to concerns over increasing resistance to antibiotics, it is also a positive move for multinationals because it means that if a doctor prescribes a brand, the pharmacist is more likely to actually dispense it.


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