China rolls out antibiotic controls to squash superbugs

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Some 2,000 experts from all over the world are gathering in Berlin to discuss the biggest threats to global health. Stronger antibiotics resistance is among the major topics at the World Health Summit. The threat is growing as bacteria known as “superbugs” have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics.

CCTV’s Wu Guoxiu has more.

China rolls out antibiotic controls to squash superbugs

China rolls out antibiotic controls to squash superbugs

Some 2,000 experts from all over the world are gathering in Berlin to discuss the biggest threats to global health. Stronger antibiotics resistance is among the major topics at the World Health Summit. The threat is growing as bacteria known as "superbugs" have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics. CCTV's Wu Guoxiu has more.
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  • In China, antibiotics are no longer available in drug stores without a prescription, at least in big cities.
  • Doctors are required to use as little antibiotics as possible. Hospital evaluations even take usage into account.
  • At Peking University First Hospital, the amount prescribed for out-patients has dropped by half since 2006.