China strengthens antibiotics policy

05/7/2013 | China Daily (Beijing)

China's National Health and Family Planning Commission announced plans to strengthen oversight of antibiotic use in hospitals and in prescriptions in an attempt to reduce the growth of drug-resistant disease. The new guidelines authorize use of 50 types of antibiotics for top-level hospitals and 35 at second-level facilities. The commission estimates that, on average, the amount of antibiotics used per person is about 10 times higher in China than in the U.S.

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