Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Antibiotic Shortages On the Rise in U.S.: MedlinePlus

Perhaps if they prohibited the agriculture industry from giving antibiotics to livestock in their feed we wouldn't have this issue to such a degree. This industry purchases 80% of the antibiotics available on a yearly basis. They feed it to livestock at subclinical levels when most aren't even ill.  The CDC/NIH/USDA talk about the livestock use contributing to antibiotic resistance, and yet nothing is done to stop it. They'd much rather blame the health care professionals for prescribing it and the patients usage of the drugs. 

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