Wednesday, February 23, 2011

China Too Connected to IV Meds - Nursing Link

Walk into any hospital or clinic in China, especially in winter, and the crowds connected to IV drips swiftly confirm the worries of experts here that China is overdosing on IV meds, often for minor ailments.

Per capita consumption of antibiotics, commonly given by IV rather than the cheaper method of pills or injections, is 10 times the world average, said Wu Zhen, vice director of the State Food and Drug Administration, in December, the state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.

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