Australia To Launch 20-Year Strategy To Counter Antimicrobial Resistance

The Australian: Government crackdown on abuse of antibiotics
“Doctors could be prevented from prescribing repeats of antibiotics as authorities consider radical plans to contain the dangerous spread of superbugs through hospita­ls, aged-care homes and the wider community. With limited progress so far on containing the threat, health ­professionals have been put on ­notice that government intervention is now likely — and may extend to the fields of agriculture and environment…” (Parnell, 6/17).

Xinhua News: Australia to launch 20-year plan to counter rise of superbugs
“…The new strategy is the result of a review of Australia’s five-year antimicrobial resistance strategy, which found that the problem of superbugs has grown so great that a 20-year plan is needed. … Once approved by bureaucrats, the 20-year plan will go to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) before it is implemented…” (6/17).

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