It’s not too late to stop the ‘huge’ overprescribing of antibiotics – Saturday Mornings

The ‘huge’ overprescribing of antibiotics has crept in on us and we need to be smarter in the way we use them, according to Melbourne GP Dr. Viom Sharma.

In addition to using antibiotics, Dr. Sharma suggested we should try to “reduce infections through vaccines and improve hygiene, especially in low- and middle-income countries to reduce the burden of disease.”

Dr Sharma told ABC Radio Melbourne presenter Matt Preston that antibiotic resistance is a growing problem and “we now have some bacteria that cannot be killed by antibiotics at all.”

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