Over-prescription, self-medication, and regulatory gaps leading causes of antimicrobial resistance in India

1 December 2023

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1 December 2023

India has the highest burden of bacterial infection. Consequently, antimicrobial resistance is a major public health challenge in India as the burden of infectious diseases is high and consumption of antibiotics is massive and un-regulated.

The World Health Organization (WHO) maintains that AMR, also known as drug resistance, occurs when microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change in ways that render the medications used to cure the infections they cause ineffective.


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