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Antibiotic eye prophylaxis for newborns: using the topical erythromycin shortage as an opportunity to reflect on practice evolution.

Published:March 17, 2023DOI:
      Between 2019 - 2022, a shortage of topical erythromycin ointment for the prevention of ophthalmia neonatorum (ON) led to province-wide practice changes in Ontario regarding antibiotic eye prophylaxis for newborns.
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        • MacDonald NE
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