Over prescribing of antibiotics has accelerated Darwin's natural selection of super bugs.
We, as the medically trained professionals (prescribers), need to be judicious in the use of antibiotics. Part of the consultation should include the evaluation of the requirement of antibiotics with our patients with regard to their illnesses.
Only by working together with patients can we combat the rise of multi resistant bacterial strains which is becoming ever more common in this day and age.
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Dr Sarah Packer is a Family Physician with a special interest in women's and children's health.