Clearer Guidelines for Antibiotics in the Offing

Last update: 10/01/2019
By Muhammad Basir Roslan

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Government doctors will get a clearer and more structured guide to prescribing antibiotics under the third edition of the National Antibiotic Guideline (NAG 2019) as part of efforts to curtail antimicrobial resistance in this country.

The Health Ministry is currently in the final phase of reviewing NAG 2014 (second edition of NAG) and is expected to publish NAG 2019 in the first quarter of this year.

NAG, the first edition of which was introduced in 2008, outlines principles of antibiotic therapy and rational antibiotic prescribing.

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