Overuse of antibiotics in Hong Kong has resulted in a five-fold increase since 2007 in cases of one particular drug-resistant superbug spreading in the community. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo

Drug guidelines ‘useless’ without tracking how Hong Kong family doctors prescribe antibiotics

Microbiologist warns that efforts to combat superbug spread will achieve little if government does not audit private doctors’ antibiotic prescriptions and give them feedback

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Overuse of antibiotics in Hong Kong has resulted in a five-fold increase since 2007 in cases of one particular drug-resistant superbug spreading in the community. Photo: Alamy Stock Photo
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