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Prescribing antibiotics for sore throats

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 24 April 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1138

This article has a correction. Please see:

  1. Morten Lindbaek (, associate professor.
  1. Department of General Practice, University of Oslo, PO Box 1130 Blindern, N-0318 Oslo

    EDITOR—I found Butler et al's article interesting.1 In Norway problems with resistant bacteria are few and have been stable for 10 years. Important reasons for this may be the low total prescriptions for antibiotics and the high proportion of penicillin V prescribed. Prescriptions for antibiotics have decreased by 10% since 1993. One of …

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