Campaign launched against antibiotics abuse

Medical society says some 2,800 people die each year in Spain due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the number is rising

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THE SPANISH Family Medicine Society (semFYC) issued a warning last week saying that a third of antibiotics being consumed in the country have not been prescribed by a doctor (despite a prescription being needed to buy them at farmacias) and this incorrect use is contributing to the rise in bacteria that are resistant to these life-saving drugs.

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