China's Ministry of Health Regulates Antibiotics to Curb Abuse

Published: Apr 11, 2011

April 11, 2011 -- China’s Ministry of Health has established a three-part ranking for antibiotics – restricted, unrestricted and special management – as the country cracks down on the overuse of the medications. Sophisticated healthcare institutions will be granted access to all levels of antibiotics, while lower-level institutions will be restricted to more basic anti-bacteria treatments. Also, the MOH put the responsibility for curtailing antibiotic over-prescription on the individual directors of medical institutions. More details....

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