9 ways PBS could curb antibiotic overuse

At a recent roundtable meeting, the PBS sought views from GPs, pharmacists and infectious diseases specialists on how to tackle overuse of antibiotics in Australia.

Here are some of their suggestions that have been forwarded to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee for consideration.

  1. Make antibiotics Authority Required (Streamlined) without repeats
  2. Antibiotics to be Authority Required listing for increased quantities
  3. Single course, no repeats

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