Saturday, February 19, 2005

Bacteria resistant to drugs causing concern

From the London Free Press:
The prevalence of bacterial strains resistant to several commonly prescribed drugs is on the rise in Canada, a disturbing trend that poses a risk to patients both inside and outside hospitals, a report card on antibiotic-resistance shows. "The inappropriate prescribing and use of antibiotics promotes increased antibiotic resistance," said Francois Boucher, head of the National Information Program on Antibiotics (NIPA), which released its annual report card yesterday in Toronto. more...

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