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Antibiotics combinations used regularly worldwide--but 80% of these not recommended by WHO

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Fixed dose combinations of antibiotics are consumed in huge quantities globally, but 80 percent of combinations are not on the WHO Essential Medicines List, and 92 percent are not FDA-approved, - with inappropriate combinations risking inefficacy, toxicity, and selection for antimicrobial resistance

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Article Title: High global consumption of potentially inappropriate fixed dose combination antibiotics: Analysis of data from 75 countries

Funding: We received no specific funding for this work.

Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Article URL: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0241899

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