What is it about?

We pooled the available evidence on non-prescription dispensing of antibiotics in community pharmacies around the world. Our findings revealed that this practice is very common.

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Why is it important?

Resistance to antibiotics is becoming a global public health challenge. Access to antibiotics without prescription from authorized health practitioners could contribute to the challenge.

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This page is a summary of: Global access to antibiotics without prescription in community pharmacies: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Infection, July 2018, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.jinf.2018.07.001.
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