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[Editorial] Strong stewardship to fight antimicrobial resistance

Antibiotics have undoubtedly revolutionised medicine. However, widespread use of antimicrobial drugs in medicine and agriculture has spurred the evolution of pan-resistant bacterial strains. With few new antibiotics in the development pipeline, the threat to public health of antimicrobial resistance is all too real. Strong stewardship policies are urgently needed to stem inappropriate prescribing and use of antibiotics.