As China supposedly has the world’s highest antibiotics abuse rate and thus is breeding superbugs that are becoming antibiotic-resistant, a new regulation of antibiotics, drafted by the Ministry of Health, could be coming into effect as soon as Friday. An exact introduction date has not yet been confirmed, but when implemented, city-level hospitals will be allowed to offer no more than 50 types of antibiotics, while district-level hospitals will only be permitted 35. Until now, those numbers have been much higher, according to an investigation by the Shanghai Morning Post. They found that local hospitals have been offering more than 100 types of antibiotics and city-level hospitals around 60 types. As an official with the Shanghai Health Bureau told the Shanghai Daily, 50 types of antibiotics are enough for clinical requirements, as they can kill almost all known bacteria.