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Health officials say doctors and dentists who give out unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics should face disciplinary action from their regulators.Soft-touch" and "hazardous" doctors should be disciplined for prescribing too many antibiotics, a leading NHS figure says. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's Prof Mark Baker said 10 million prescriptions a year were inappropriate. He said regulators need to deal with it.Doctors will have to spend more time explaining to their patients why they cannot receive antibiotics for minor infections according to new medical guidelines aimed at regulating the dosage presription.



 

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