“China, India lead rise in global antibiotic consumption”

“Antibiotic consumption worldwide soared 65 per cent from 2000 to 2015, primarily driven by higher consumption of low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), particularly India and China, says a new study.

Published last month (26 March) in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the study relied on the IQVIA MIDAS database of 76 countries, which was built on national sample surveys of antibiotic sales, to estimate total sales of each antibiotic molecule, or combination of molecules.”

In short:

  • Global antibiotic consumption soared 65 per cent in 2000-2015
  • India tops with 103 per cent rise followed by China with 79 per cent
  • But Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey had higher overall consumption rates

Source: SciDevNet


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