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Women should be able to get antibiotics for urinary tract infection without a prescription

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.h3441 (Published 14 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3441

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Widespread uncontrolled prescriptions of antibiotics and over the counter purchases in Greece have lead to extreme resistance of dangerous microorganisms, spreading deadly infections in public hospitals.
These multidrug resistant superbugs are declared a national threat in Greece.
Reference
http://www.bmj.com/content/341/bmj.c6700/rapid-responses

Competing interests: No competing interests

18 July 2015
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Thessaloniki, Greece