Proposals for EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine

Public consultation opens

In the context of ongoing work against rising threats from antimicrobial resistance and given the role of antimicrobial misuse and overuse in the emergence and spread of such resistance, the EC requested ECDC to develop draft EU guidelines on prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine.

The draft guidelines will support the European Commission in its aim to produce the final EU guidelines on this topic are open for public consultation.
The purpose of the draft technical report is to provide guidance on generic elements of good practice on:
  • prudent and appropriate use of antimicrobial agents in human medical practice in the EU, including
  • good clinical practice and resources, as well as
  • systems and processes that different authorities and actors should consider in the development and implementation of strategies for EU health systems to support and promote the prudent use of antimicrobials.

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  • Contributors are kindly asked to mention the respective line and page numbers of the document to which their comment(s) refer.Please read the guidelines for submission of contributions and kindly note that only those following the ECDC guidelines will be considered.For more information on the processing of your personal data in the context of this consultation, read the specific privacy statement.Deadline: Monday 5 September 2016Read report and submit comments

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