Call for crackdown on GP antibiotic scripts

A tougher approach to the overprescribing of antibiotics by GPs is needed, according to a Senate inquiry into antibiotic resistance.

Among the many recommendations of the inquiry, whose report was released last week, was a call for "additional mechanisms to improve antibiotic stewardship in general practice".

The inquiry was set up to investigate why there had been little progress made on recommendations of the 1999 Joint