'India must limit availability of stronger antibiotics'

December 12, 2014 3:38 PM

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More and more Indians are consuming antibiotics. But a lot of these drugs are used inappropriately, leading only to the emergence of drug resistant bugs. Expert Ramanan Laxminarayan calls for tougher selling regulations.

India is the largest consumer of antibiotics in the world, concluded a recent study titled Global antibiotic consumption 2000 to 2010: an analysis of national pharmaceutical sales data. In the course of those 10 years, overall retail antibiotic consumption in the South Asian nation increased by abou...

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