Sources of antibiotic resistance (was Re: Little respect for doctors)

Dag Stenberg stenberg at cc.Helsinki.FI
Sun Jun 22 09:30:34 EST 1997


In bionet.general ORAC <dgorski at x-site.net> wrote:
> In article <33A9CF62.ABC87B76 at charlie.cns.iit.edu>, Jason Moser
> <mosejas at charlie.cns.iit.edu> wrote:
> >Lest we not forget one other source of antibiotic resistance: Many of my
> >foreign friends have told me that they can readily buy antibiotics at
> >home. After all, if we are one of the only countries actively
> >controlling antibiotic prescriptions ...

> I was unaware that antibiotics were available over the counter in other
> countries. I note that some very wimpy antibiotics are available over the
> counter here, mainly in the form of creams or gels containing neosporin or
> erythromycin, but very little else.

I hear that antibiotics are sold over the counter even in Southern Europe.
Here in Northern Europe the situation is as in the US.

Dag Stenberg
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