In the resolution, MEPs call for prudent use guidelines to reduce exposure to non-essential antibiotics in human medicine, veterinary practice, agriculture and aquaculture. The text emphasises the need to use antibiotics responsibly, to educate health professionals and patients and to increase research into new drugs. The Resolution falls broadly in line with the EPHA position on AMR and takes into account the opinion submitted by the Committee on Agriculture.

- European Parliament resolution of 11 December 2012 on the Microbial Challenge – Rising threats from Antimicrobial Resistance

- Plenary session from 11/12/2012 - video recording

EPHA related articles:

- *Updated* EPHA briefing on Antimicrobial Resistance
- 2012 European Antibiotic Awareness Day - the need for deeper, multi-level cooperation to reach people
- European Parliament Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee adopts report on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) report

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