Marisol Touraine wants to limit the consumption of antibiotics

Marisol Touraine wants to limit the consumption of antibiotics

The Minister of Health, Marisol Touraine, announced Monday morning a series of measures to limit the consumption of antibiotics and to prevent more and more people from becoming resistant to treatment.

There are some
years the general public discover a campaign on antibiotics with this slogan
: “Antibiotics are not automatic “. This sentence
is still topical even if France has gone from first to third place in Europe for the consumption of this type of medicine.

The minister
of Health, Marisol Touraine, announced Monday morning a series of measures to
limit the consumption of antibiotics. The idea is in particular to prevent more
more people are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Because our
country remains a major user since we consume 30% of antibiotics from
more than the European average.

Among the measures, the
creation of an antibiotic referent who will be named in all
establishments, including retirement homes, to check that there are no
has no prescription abuse.

Another objective:
better supervise prescriptions, give only the quantity of antibiotic
necessary. This is the meaning of the experiment in the sale of antibiotics to
the unit which will soon be launched.

Another track, the
rapid diagnostic tests will be developed. They allow a doctor
general practitioner to sort out disease of viral or bacterial origin,
antibiotics being effective only against bacteria.

Finally, in order to
limit the prescription of drugs, an information campaign aimed at the
general public and doctors was launched on Monday. Its goal: a
reasonable use of antibiotics.

Furthermore, a
new hospital indicator will be put in place: it will make it possible to know the rate
of antibiotic resistance in each hospital.

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