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64 percent of antibiotic cocktails sold in India 'illegal': study

Nearly two-thirds of multi-drug antibiotic cocktails sold in India between 2007 and 2012 were unapproved, said researchers Monday, warning such "illegal" compounds were fuelling the spread of drug-resistant diseases. In total, 118 different types of "fixed-dose combination" antibiotics -- formulations combining two or more drugs in a single pill -- were sold in India in the five years under review, a team reported in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.
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