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More than 15% of antibiotic sales in Greece are over the counter

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 19 April 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c2143
  1. Rory Watson
  1. 1Brussels

    Fifteen European Union countries have national strategies in place on the prudent use of antimicrobials, a further eight are preparing them, and just four have no plans to do so, a new European Commission report says.

    This is the second assessment of the extent to which the recommendation agreed by EU governments in 2001 on the prudent use of antimicrobials in humans is being put in place by the 27 member states and Norway (

    The initiative listed specific areas where action needed to be taken. These include the implementation of national strategies and action plans, …

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