Medicines Update

Antibiotic strategy welcomed

The PSA welcomes the federal government’s announcement of a national strategy to reduce the threat of antibiotic resistance.

Recent data reveals Australia’s consumption of antibiotics is among the highest in the developed world with more than 29 million prescriptions for antibiotics supplied to more than 10 million patients - or 45 per cent of the population - in 2013.

NPS MedicineWise says it will undertake some key initiatives including a five year awareness campaign, targeted education programs