Unregulated Antibiotic Sales Drive Drug Resistance Development, U.K. Review Panel Says

Reuters: Unregulated antibiotic sales may increase risk of “superbugs”: U.K. review
“Global growth of unregulated over-the-counter and Internet sales of precious antibiotic medicines is further fueling the rise of deadly, drug-resistant ‘superbug’ bacteria, according to a U.K. government-commissioned review. … In a report published on Friday …, former Goldman Sachs chief economist Jim O’Neill said the threat is exacerbated by patients self-medicating with drugs from online pharmacies…” (Kelland, 11/20).

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