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Rate of prescribed antibiotics increased, remains stable

September 2, 2014

The prescribing rate for antibiotics experienced an increase in the use of beta-lactam penicillin but otherwise remained stable at a high level among Danish children during a 12-year period, according to study findings in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

Anton Pottegård, MSc Pharm, of the University of Southern Denmark, in Odense, Denmark, and colleagues assessed data on prescriptions and antibiotic use among children, aged 0 to 11 years, from January 2000 to December 2012. Data was from the Danish National Prescription Database.

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