Advice to finish antibiotics is ‘incorrect’, say British scientists

British study recomends that patients might be best advised to stop their course of antibiotics when they feel better. – EPA pic, July 27, 2017.

BRITISH disease experts today suggested doing away with the “incorrect” advice to always finish a course of antibiotics, saying the approach was fuelling the spread of drug resistance.

Rather than stopping antibiotics too early, the cause of resistance was “unnecessary” drug use, a team wrote in The BMJ medical journal.

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