Czech EU presidency wants to tackle overuse of antibiotics

02-05-2009

The Czech EU presidency has said it wants to tackle the overuse of antibiotics in many EU member states. Countries which overuse antibiotics such as the Czech Republic, France, Spain or Italy are creating serious problems for the world at large because antibiotics are fast loosing their effectiveness and there is nothing to replace them with to cure bacterial infections. Czech experts say that the growing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics among patients is alarming. In the Czech Republic alone antibiotics to the tune of one billion crowns are prescribed without good reason. The problem is most widespread in hospitals. On the other hand countries such as Scandinavia or the Netherlands could serve as role models.