It is good to see Hong Kong’s latest measures to get a more accurate picture of the extent and pattern of antibiotic prescribing by the city’s private doctors. Photo: May Tse

A good start to action on antibiotic overuse

The proliferation of bugs resistant to medicines is a worrying problem, and efforts to tackle it deserve praise. However those efforts rely on voluntary cooperation from doctors, and there should be a plan B to deal with non-compliance

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It is good to see Hong Kong’s latest measures to get a more accurate picture of the extent and pattern of antibiotic prescribing by the city’s private doctors. Photo: May Tse
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