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Study Shows Dramatic Rise in Antibiotics Prescribed to Dental Patients in England During COVID-19 Lockdown Earlier This Year

November 16, 2020
by FDI


FDI World Dental Federation (FDI) releases new White Paper on antibiotic resistance to mark World Antimicrobial Awareness Week.

One of the unintended consequences of the COVID-19 lockdowns in England earlier this year has been a 25 per cent increase in the prescription of antibiotics by dentists, according to a new study published today in the British Dental Journal (BDJ). Prescription rates were the highest in London, with an increase of 60 per cent for the same period and the lowest increases, less than 10 per cent, were in the South-West of England.

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