Doctors told stop giving antibiotics9th January 2008
GPs have been informed that they must stop giving patients prescriptions for antibiotics to combat colds and coughs.
The Department of Health is concerned that that "overuse" of antibiotics has contributed to the rise of deadly hospital infections. As part of a £270 million campaign to fight superbugs, Alan Johnson has announced that the "unnecessary use" of antibiotics must end.
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Title: Doctors told stop giving antibiotics
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 5270
Date Added: 9th Jan 2008