Lax antibiotic controls raise fears of killer disease

Thursday, July 24, 2014

NEW DELHI: A pharmacist swiftly pulls white boxes of powerful antibiotics from neatly stacked shelves behind him, and hands them over the counter without asking for a doctor’s prescription.

Faronem and Linospan, drugs used to fight acute bacterial infections such as severe pneumonia and bronchitis, are supposed to be remedies of last resort.

Source: Economic Times India (link opens in a new window)

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