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Why Big Pharma is jeopardizing millions of lives for profit

What scientists warned would happen decades ago is coming to pass. Antibiotic resistance has become a major threat worldwide and the primary cause of this man-made epidemic is the misuse of antibiotics. Pharmaceutical drugs are used to combat bacterial infections in humans and animals, but over the past decades have been widely overprescribed.  For example, viral infections cannot be treated with antibiotics, yet many have been prescribed antibiotics for a cold or the flu — both of which are viral. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least 30% of the 269 million antibiotic prescriptions written in 2017 were unnecessary.  Read more....

 

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