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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    GPs are being encouraged to cut the amount of antibiotics they prescribe by about a third

    GPs are being encouraged to cut the amount of antibiotics they prescribe by about a third


    Auckland University infectious disease specialist Mark Thomas led a study that's found there were no major adverse outcomes from a cut-back on prescriptions during the original Covid-19 lockdown.

    He says antibiotic prescriptions dropped 36 per cent during Alert Level 3 and 4, when compared to the previous three years.

    Thomas says antibiotics can be vital - but this study shows a lot are being dispensed unnecessarily.

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