Antibiotics, antibiotics, available everywhere

Antibiotics don’t work on most colds, flu or sore throats. This is old news, but the Department of Health is re-launching their Antibiotic Awareness Campaign to remind us. Indeed, the more antibiotics are used, the bigger the problem resistance becomes. So I’d like to know what the sense is in making antibiotics prescribable by more healthcare workers, in reducing the amount of pharmacology taught in the medical undergraduate curriculum, and in plans to make certain antibiotics available over the counter.

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