Dame Sally Davies, the Government's Chief Medical Officer has described the "catastrophic threat" of the country's antibiotic resistance.
Speaking to Daybreak, members of the public said they felt antibiotics were given out too freely.
One man said: "I think we should hold onto them for the most serious cases."
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