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Antibiotic Overuse Leads To Drug Resistance In India

Inter Press Service: India: A Race to the Bottom with Antibiotic Overuse
“In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned: ‘Combat Drug Resistance — No Action Today, No Cure Tomorrow.’ The slogan was coined in honor of World Health Day, urging governments to ensure responsible use of antibiotics in order to prevent drug-resistant viruses and bacteria, or ‘super bugs.’ The warning is even more salient in 2014, particularly in India, a country of 1.2 billion people that recently earned the dubious distinction of being the worst country in terms of antibiotic overuse in the world…” (Biswas, 8/28).

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