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Antibiotics resistance warning

The threat posed by antibiotic resistance should be ranked alongside terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the Government's chief medical officer for England has said.

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Dr Hilary: 'GPs need to be tougher' on antibiotics

Daybreak's Health Editor Dr Hilary said warnings over the UK's antibiotic resistance are a "huge concern."

He said there is a serious "amount of pressure on GPs to prescribe antibiotics for the most straight forward viral infections… pressure from patients."

Dr Hilary added, "GPs need to be tougher", in explaining why people do not need antibiotics to cure a common cold, or sore throat.

Today Dame Sally Davies, the Government's Chief Medical Officer has highlighted her concerns over the "ticking time-bomb" of antibiotic resistance.

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