The Behavioral Driver of AMR

Antibiotic_resistance_cartoon.jpgFrom the State of the World’s Antibiotics¬†2015¬†report from the Center of Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy:

“Antibiotics are amongst the most familiar medicines and are used liberally by people all over the world. The societal consequences of the loss of effectiveness is of little concern to the individual user or prescriber, since resistance affects the next patient. These characteristics combine to foster gross antibiotic overuse and accelerate antibiotic resistance.”

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