Re: Women should be able to get antibiotics for urinary tract infection without a prescription
We are absolutely not amused that you call that antibiotics shall available in pharmacies without a prescription, such as OTC medicines. In times of raising antibiotic resistance in human and veterinary medicine it's the wrong signal. The WHO and OIE are fighting for awareness raising amongst doctors, vets, farmers, and patients for the prescription requirement of antibiotics and for antibiotic stewardship. Among other things, the rational use of antibiotics will best be ensured if over-the-counter sales of antibiotics are completely avoided. It is unacceptable, that a cost calculation shall affected the status of antibiotics. We would find it intolerable that patients shall be able to purchase antibiotics without a professional diagnosis.
With best regards,
Heike and Jürgen
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