For the first time, the veterinary profession in UK is working with NHS England (Midlands) to launch a pioneering campaign that encourages the public to return out-of-date and unused antibiotics to help tackle the growing issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) launched by BSAVA and RCVS Knowledge.
The antibiotic amnesty is taking place during November 2022, overlapping with World Antibiotic Awareness Week (18-24 November). During the amnesty, pet owners will be encouraged to return out-of-date and unused antibiotics for safe disposal. Veterinary practices will also direct any human antibiotics to NHS pharmacies.
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