China Moves To Trim Antibiotic Prescriptions By Training Doctors
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
China has put in place a program aimed at reducing the amount of antibiotics prescribed by physicians in the country as part of an effort to reduce drug resistance. The program includes training as many as 45,000 doctors at public hospitals to consider alternative drugs. Similar education would affect other health workers in the country. The head of the Health Ministry said abuse of antibiotics was costing the country about $11.7 billion at the same time bacteria were becoming resistant because of overuse. (Click here for more
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