30% of antibiotic scripts inappropriate – PSA wants action

red and white antibiotics in blister pack with blue and white antibiotics loose in front
A report highlighting that some 30% of prescriptions were deemed to be inappropriate highlights the need for vigilance in prescribing antibiotics, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia says. The results of the 2014 National Antimicrobial Prescribing (NAP) survey, released today, shows that inappropriate use was mainly related to unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antimicrobials and incorrect duration

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