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MHLW Floats Incentives to Stem Antibiotic Overuse, but Payer Reps Negative: Chuikyo
(Dec.4.2017)

Bill Payer Reps Toshikazu Yoshimori (left), Shoji Kono
Antibiotics are not effective for colds, but many Japanese believe they are - despite reports that these drugs could rather increase side effects. As part of its initiatives against antimicrobial resistance, the health ministry has floated measures to promote the proper use of antibiotics, including a reimbursement incentive for physicians for developing patients’ correct understanding for these drugs ...
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