Here's how India can fight rising antibiotic resistance


Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-03-03 09:41 Washington D.C: Antibiotic resistance is a problem worldwide, but is particularly worrying in India, where hospital standards are inconsistent and antibiotics are readily available over the counter at pharmacies. Now, a recent study suggests a range of interventions that could help. A mix of poor public health systems, high rates of infectious disease, inexpensive antibiotics and rising incomes are coming together to increase prevalence of resistant pathogens and is increasing the burden of untreatable neonatal sepsis and health-care-associated infections. However, a few urgent priorities for immediate implementation could make a difference, according to Ramanan Laxminarayan from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics