Medicines Update

Report highlights antibiotics concerns

A new report revealing that some 30 per cent of antibiotic prescriptions were deemed to be inappropriate highlights the need for vigilance, the PSA believes.

The results of the 2013 National Antimicrobial Prescribing (NAP) survey show that inappropriate use was mainly related to unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antimicrobials and incorrect duration of treatment, says PSA national president Joe Demarte.

“Another area of