by John Paget, Dominique Lescure, Ann Versporten et al.
European Commission, Directorate-General for Health and Food Safety, 2017
This report describes the results of the ARNA (‘Antimicrobial resistance and the causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics’) project, which aimed to:
- identify key factors that drive the sales and non-prudent use of antibiotics in human medicine obtained without a prescription;
- assess the level of enforcement of the legislation regarding ‘prescription-only’ use of antimicrobial agents in the EU;
- document good practices aimed at strengthening more prudent use of antibiotics;
- develop policy options for more prudent use of antibiotics.