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Mexico sets plan to crack down on antibiotic sales

Mexico sets plan to crack down on antibiotic sales

Mexican authorities say they will start cracking down on the sale of antibiotics without a prescription, something that is common in Mexico.
The Health Department says new procedures are being drawn up to ensure that current laws requiring a doctor's prescription for such medications are enforced.
The department says the plan is aimed at preventing self-medication and the growing problem of drug-resistant infections.
Its Thursday statement did not give details. But local media say the program will start in April and will carry a threat of closure for pharmacies that violate the rule.
Counter clerks at Mexican pharmacies frequently supply antibiotics on demand and sometimes even suggest antibiotics for specific ailments.


Updated : 2021-10-27 08:34 GMT+08:00