The media has reported that scientists have found antibiotics illegally available on 45% of websites they tested.
Researchers looked at whether the online pharmacy was properly registered – and therefore legal – as well as whether they required a prescription before selling the antibiotics and if safety information was provided.
The findings are worrying due to the previous overuse and inappropriate prescription leading to ineffectiveness at treating bacterial infections.
It is important to use antibiotics in the right way – to use the right medicine, at the right dose, at the right time, for the right duration.
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