Strategies for the rational use of antimicrobials.

  title={Strategies for the rational use of antimicrobials.},
  author={Mary R Couper},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  volume={24 Suppl 1},
  • Mary R Couper
  • Published 1997 in
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
The World Health Organization's (WHO) policy on drugs is based on the essential-drug concept. In order that this policy specifically encompasses antimicrobials, several steps must be taken. Adequate information on the management of infectious diseases should be readily available to prescribers. Continuing education of prescribers, provision of treatment guidelines, and accurate product labeling are important as well. Unethical promotion of antimicrobial products by pharmaceutical companies… CONTINUE READING

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