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European group targets overuse of antibiotics

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 23 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:686
  1. Rory Watson
  1. Brussels

    A new pan-European network aimed at addressing the growing problem of resistance to antibiotics used to treat lower respiratory tract infections begins work this week.

    The project, which is coordinated by the University of Antwerp in Belgium and funded with a grant of €11.5m (£8m; $14m) from the European Union, brings together partners from 14 countries and involves 13 primary care networks.

    Participants in the project, which is called genomics to combat resistance against antibiotics in community acquired lower respiratory tract illness in Europe, or GRACE, have described it as unique, in …

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