Tag Archives: Antibiotics

Many Americans Take Antibiotics Without a Prescription

MONDAY, July 22, 2019 — No one would argue that antibiotics are an amazing 20th-century innovation, promising a quick cure for bacterial illnesses that might otherwise cause serious harm or death. But they are not without risk, especially when taken without a doctor’s supervision. Yet a new study review suggests that’s exactly what many Americans… Read More »

Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics

Facing a surge in drug-resistant infections, the World Health Organization issued a plea to farmers two years ago: “Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals.” But at last year’s big swine industry trade show, the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, one of the largest manufacturers of drugs for livestock was pushing the opposite message. “Don’t… Read More »

Children With Asthma Prescribed More Antibiotics Than Those Without

January 02, 2019 Share this content: The most commonly known indication for an antibiotic prescription was an upper respiratory tract infection. Children with asthma are prescribed antibiotics at a higher rate than those without asthma, according to a study published in BMJ Open. Furthermore, the diseases for which they are prescribed typically do not call for antibiotics.… Read More »