Global antibiotics use rises 36%, study finds

07/13/2014 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

A study in The Lancet Infectious Diseases found a 36% increase in the world's antibiotics use driven by economic growth in Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa. Consumption of broad-spectrum antibiotics increased sharply. Researchers called for global guidelines and a reporting system for antibiotic use.

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