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Antibiotics Resistance

A Major Win In The Fight Against Antibiotics In Your Food

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 03.27.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty-five pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed ...

Antibiotics Have Gone From Wonder Drugs to Wonder-If-They'll-Work Drugs

Martha Rosenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Martha Rosenberg

In some senses, we have killed the goose that laid the golden egg. We have overused antibiotics to the point where many don't work anymore.

Will the Medicine Cabinet Be Empty When You or Your Child Need Life-Saving Antibiotics? (Slideshow)

Tom Frieden, MD, MPH | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH

Without urgent and aggressive action, more patients will be thrust back to a time when simple infections can be deadly. And, the loss of effective antibiotics will undermine treatment of infectious complications in patients with other diseases.

NIH and Superbugs: Placing the Blame Where It Belongs

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick

The emergence of multi-drug-resistant bacteria is a challenge that will be with us for years to come. The solution demands a strategic, thoughtful and collaborative team approach.

Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now: GAIN -- Or Just Greed

Robert Weissman | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Weissman

The World Health Organization's Director-General recently warned of the growing challenge of antibiotic resistance in the starkest terms. Responding to this challenge, existing antibiotics must be conserved and novel antibiotics developed.

Treating a World Without Antibiotics?

Stanley M. Bergman | Posted 03.30.2012 | Science
Stanley M. Bergman

Because of the overuse of antibiotics, antibiotic resistance is developing all of the time. With microbial evolution outpacing human invention, a nightmare scenario is possible. And this isn't just science fiction.

Cargill's Tainted Turkey: Just the Tip of the Iceberg?

Andrew Gunther | Posted 10.05.2011 | Home
Andrew Gunther

My concern is that this outbreak is yet another stark warning that we are on the verge of a world where antibiotics will no longer work, and where common bacterial diseases will once again kill unabated.

Is Big Agriculture Contributing to Antibiotics Resistance in Humans?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 08.22.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

Does the agricultural use of antibiotics contribute to their diminishing effectiveness in people? The debate over Big Agriculture's use of antibiotics is becoming a culture war of facts.

Montana, Could Your Congressman's Actions Someday Make Your Child Sick?

Laurie David | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home
Laurie David

Why should parents take more chances of their children getting sick because we are squandering their best medicines to fatten animals faster? Is this really what Montanans elected their sole congressman to do?

Antibiotics In Animal Feed Blamed For Dangerous Antibiotic Resistance

AP | By LARRY NEUMEISTER | Posted 07.25.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK -- A "growing and dangerous" trend of antibiotic resistance among humans that has been traced in part to the overuse of antibiotics in animal...

8 Large NIH Trials Seek To Preserve The Usefulness Of Antibiotics

NIH/NIAID | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, today announced four new contracts for l...

Antibiotic-Free Meat: Is the FDA Finally Catching Up to the American Consumer?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

The beauty of our system is that when government lags behind, we as American consumers still have the power to direct the marketplace by the products we buy -- or don't buy.