Title

Prescribing antibiotics in primary care

Date of this Version

9-1-2007

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Details

Published Version.

Del Mar, C. (2007) Prescribing antibiotics in primary care.(Editorial) BMJ, 335, pp. 407-408.

Copyright © Chris Del Mar, and BMJ Publishing Group, 2007.

Abstract

Extract:
Antibiotic resistance will probably eventually appear by natural selection for every new antibiotic developed by the drug industry, and the race to produce new drugs ahead of resistance is run ever closer. Antibiotics should be thought of like oil, a non-renewable resource to be carefully husbanded. What we use now cannot be used some time in the future.