Global review reports on administration of children’s antibiotics

Researchers analyzing the sales of oral antibiotics for children in 70 high- and middle-income countries found that consumption varies widely from country to country with little correlation between countries’ wealth and the types of antibiotics. Of concern is the relatively low-level use of amoxicillin, an antibiotic to treat the most common childhood infections. In addition, the review found the sale […]

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Trump administration announces plan to cut drug prices

(HealthDay)—In an effort to cut high drug costs, the prices paid by Medicare for certain prescription drugs would be based on those in other advanced industrial nations, according to a proposal announced Oct. 25 by the Trump administration. The move would cut costs for Medicare and save beneficiaries millions of dollars, according to an article in The New York Times. […]

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