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Report calls for action on antibiotic resistance

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.316.7140.1261 (Published 25 April 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:1261
  1. Kamran Abbasi
  1. BMJ

    Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health, needing wider recognition and a national strategy to combat it, says a report published this week by the House of Lords Select Committee on Science and Technology.

    Lord Soulsby, emeritus professor of animal pathology at Cambridge University and chairman of the subcommittee looking into antibiotic resistance, said: “Our inquiry has been an alarming experience. Misuse and overuse …

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