GP consultations via Skype risk fuelling the rise of deadly superbugs
Video GP services may not be safe and risk fuelling antibiotic resistance, researchers have found.
The study by Imperial College London examined the work done by private online GP services, which have proliferated in recent years, offering near-instant appointments often via links such as Skype.
The research found such companies were heavily promoting access to antibiotics, sometimes "in minutes". Internet searches for antibiotics also led consumers straight to the GP sites, none of ...