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

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