Our collective contribution matters: Pharmacists unite in tackling antibiotic resistance for South Africa
AbstractThe relentless misuse (including under dosing, inappropriate duration and incorrect indications) of antibiotics globally has over time hastened the natural process of antibiotic resistance which Sir Alexander Fleming warned us of in 1945. Many bacteria today have gained resistance mechanisms to combat antibiotics causing experts to caution that we are currently at the dawn of a post antibiotic era. As a result, the advancements in modern medicine including organ transplants, chemotherapy and joint replacement surgery could one day be a memory of the past since these procedures may be too risky to perform without effective antibiotic prophylaxis.
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