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ORACLE Study Statement

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued a statement in response to the publication of the seven-year follow up of the ORACLE study.

The statement has been issued jointly with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. It states that, "Pregnant women should not be concerned about taking antibiotics to treat infections. Antibiotics save lives, and pregnant women with possible or obvious infections must be considered for treatment with antibiotics".

Action: This statement can be used to reassure patients who may be alarmed by the publication of this study.