Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019

PAHO warns against antibiotic abuse

PAHO warns against antibiotic abuse
15 Dec

Barbadians are being encouraged not to use antibiotics irresponsibly.

This from the Pan American Health Organization's representative for Barbados, Dr Godfrey Xureb while donating electronics worth approximately eight to ten thousand dollars to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital's infection control department.

Mr Xureb says Barbados is not known for poor use of antibiotics.

However the practice of coercing pharmacists to issue drugs without prescription is becoming an increasing practice throughout the region.

One he believes could significantly affect efforts to stop the spread of infections, especially now that the flu season is on us.