Pharmaceutical Care and Antibiotic Resistance are at Cross Roads

Vyas, Navya and Sekhar, Sonal (2011) Pharmaceutical Care and Antibiotic Resistance are at Cross Roads. Inventi Rapid: Pharmacy Practice (4). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0976-3848

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Abstract

Antibiotic resistance is one of the major public health problems today’s the word face. This denotes increased tolerance of a bacteria or specific type of bacteria against specific types of antibiotics. Frequency of antibiotic resistance is increased for all major classes of antibiotics which are used to treat a wide range of infectious disease. In under developed countries and developing countries like India, this resistance is a burning issue because of irrational practice of antibiotic use. Pharmacists have a responsibility to impart a war against infections and antibiotic resistance. The recognition of pharmacists as key members of infectious diseases control teams in health systems is a milestone in antibiotic pharmacy practice. Proper framing of antibiotic usage guidelines, awareness and adequate training programmes for public and health professionals are inevitable to counteract this ice-berg problem for survival of human race.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotic, antimicrobials, resistance, microorganisms.
Subjects: Departments at MU > Public Health
Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2012 04:33
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 11:35
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/76627

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