Antibiotic prescriptions and cases of resistant bacteria have increased despite warnings from campaigns in the UK.
Public Health England found that prescriptions for antibiotics rose by 6% last year. Up to half of these may not have been needed. People buying antibiotics online have made things even worse.
Antibiotics have been one of the greatest ever breakthroughs in medicine.
They have saved millions of lives. Using them when they are not needed is making them less effective and helping bacteria develop ‘resistance’, in other words they are not killed by them. Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, has warned of apocalyptic scenarios where routine infections could become deadly once again.
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