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UK strategy to cut antibiotic use outlined

BMJ 1998; 317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7160.699 (Published 12 September 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:699
  1. Alex Brooks
  1. BMJ

    Patients should not be prescribed antibiotics for simple coughs and colds or for viral sore throats, recommends a report published last week by the UK Standing Medical Advisory Committee.

    The report also advises that women with uncomplicated cystitis should be given only a three day course of treatment and that telephone prescription of anti-biotics should occur only in …

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