Antibiotic antics

Möller, Stéphan
December 2013
South African Pharmaceutical Journal;2013, Vol. 80 Issue 7, p53
Academic Journal
In this article, the author focuses on a report published by the World Health Organization in 2012 on the evolution in vaccination with the exponential increase in the world population. He discusses the importance of antimicrobial stewardship and pharmacovigilance in guarding threats against a serious catastrophe. He mentions that pharmacists must focus on realigning priorities in pharmacy to make the general population aware of predicament.


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