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Pfizer Study Shows 40 Percent Of Japanese Patients Quit Antibiotics Early

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

A survey conducted by Pfizer found that four in 10 Japanese patients who were prescribed with antibiotics made a decision to stop taking the medications before finishing the treatment. The survey further found that 42 percent of these patients stored the drugs for future use. It has caused concern among physicians who worry that quitting treatment early could cause antibiotic-resistant infections. The survey was conducted last October among 9,400 people - 100 men and 100 women from each prefecture. (Click here for more - Japanese language



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