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2014-02-11 16:25:04

Consumer Group Is Urging Trader Joe's And Other Grocers To Stop Selling Meat And Poultry Raised On Antibiotics YONKERS, N.Y., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports, praised Chick-fil-A today for its announcement that within five years it will no longer sell chicken that has been raised on antibiotics. Public health experts have warned that the overuse of antibiotics by the meat industry on healthy livestock is...

2014-01-28 12:24:12

Signed commitment letter in exam rooms lowered inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions for cold symptoms by nearly 20 percent, saving $70 million/year in drug costs alone Inappropriate antibiotic prescriptions are a major public health concern, costing millions of dollars in unnecessary health care costs annually and contributing to the problem of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Still, despite widely accepted prescription guidelines, physicians continue to prescribe antibiotics for colds...

2013-11-23 23:03:07

The CDC's Get Smart About Antibiotics Week 2013 calls for responsible antibiotic prescribing Washington DC (PRWEB) November 23, 2013 Every year as many as 10 million U.S. children risk side effects from antibiotic prescriptions that are unlikely to help their upper respiratory conditions. Many of these infections are caused by viruses, which are not helped by antibiotics. This overuse of antibiotics, a significant factor fueling antibiotic resistance, is the focus of a new report:...

Battling Overuse Of Antibiotics
2013-11-18 11:45:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Public health officials have been warning for years about the overuse of antibiotics and a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is calling for the more judicious use of the bacteria-battling drugs. In the report, which was published in the journal Pediatrics, scientists from the AAP’s Committee on Infectious Diseases noted many children and adults are given antibiotics for symptoms caused by viruses. This practice...

2013-09-27 23:25:22

Mike Stephenson, a partner with McNeely Stephenson Thopy & Harrold, says long-term care facilities must be a part of the solution to the increasing problem posed by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Shelbyville, IN (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 A report released September 16, 2013, by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), describes the threat posed by three antibiotic-resistant germs as “urgent.” Two of the three are especially prevalent in medical settings and nursing homes, adding...

2013-09-23 23:33:17

CDC–sounds the alarm on drug resistant bacteria caused by antibiotic abuse. Hydro Med Inc recommends how to reduce antibiotic resistance. Mission Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2013 The report issued on Sept 16 is entitled, Antibiotic resistance threats in the United States, 2013. In it, CDC experts discuss this problem. Dr Steven Solomon is the head of CDC Antibiotic Resistance, and estimated that 23,000 Americans would die as a result of bacteria resistance to regular...

2013-06-04 23:17:12

Letter from health professionals urges President to pressure FDA to act on stalled antibiotics policies to protect public health. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), Healthy Food Action, and the Pew Charitable Trusts delivered a letter with signatures from 795 health professionals to President Barack Obama today, urging him to pressure the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to act on stalled policies to reduce the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food...

Antibiotics An Effective Treatment For Chronic Lower Back Pain
2013-05-10 17:01:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A groundbreaking study from a well-renowned team of Danish researchers could bring unprecedented relief for sufferers of chronic back pain. According to the study, which appeared in the European Spine Journal, as much as 40 percent of chronic lower back pain is caused by bacteria. Treating these patients with antibiotics has resulted in a significant amount of relief and increased quality of life when compared to those...


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