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India draws a red line under antibiotic misuse

BMJ 2016; 352 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i1202 (Published 29 February 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;352:i1202
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. Mumbai

India’s health ministry has launched a campaign aimed at stopping the misuse of antibiotics.

Introduced at the inaugural session of a three day international conference on antimicrobial resistance in New Delhi, the campaign highlighted the importance of taking antibiotics only when prescribed by a doctor, and the need to finish the course.

The Medicines with the Red Line public awareness campaign had several key messages: learn how to identify prescription drugs; curb self medication; and become …

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