oa SA Pharmacist's Assistant - Taking antibiotics : medicine cupboard



Extracted from text ... SA Pharmacist's Assistant [ Jul / Aug 2006 ] 22 OTC Management Medicine Cupboard Amayeza Info Centre References: 1. The Pharmaceutical Journal 2004;274:365-368. 2. The Pharmaceutical Journal 2004;274: 427-430. 3. Randall MD, Neil KE. Disease Management. Pharmaceutical Press. London. 4. D'Souza AL, Rajkumar C, Cooke J, Bulpitt CJ. Probiotics in prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea. BMJ 2002;324:1361-4. Since the introduction of penicillin in the 1940s, antibiotics have saved countless lives. However, antibiotic resistance threatens a return to the pre-antibiotic era of boils, plagues and septicaemia. Many bacteria that health professionals considered 'beaten' by antibiotics have been biding their time, mutating and evolving into potential 'superbugs' resistant to all known antibiotics. The ..


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