UK -Global antibiotic consumption soars feeding spread of UK ‘super-bugs’

The Telegraph 


Drug-resistant superbugs are rising in the UK because of lack of regulation of antibiotics in developing countries, experts have warned.

One of the biggest studies of antibiotic use around the world has established that while antibiotic use in Britain has slowed, global consumption jumped by 65 percent, to 34.8 billion daily doses between 2000 and 2015.

The analysis, led by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington DC, found the rise is being driven by skyrocketing use in low to middle income countries such as India, China and Turkey where consumption was up by 114%.

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