However, the Institute of Food Technologists, based in Chicago, said in a report in June that eliminating antibiotic drugs
from animal production may have little positive effect on resistant bacteria that threaten human health.
Recent studies reveal that antibiotic drugs
used mainly in animals are showing up in public waters (Colorado State University), that there is a connection between the use of antibiotics in food animals and antibiotic resistance in bacteria taken from humans (Centers for Disease Control), and that people breathing the air in industrial pig-farming facilities can be exposed to antibiotic-resistant bacteria (Bloomberg School of Public Health).
Specific use of clindamycin, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, piperacillin-tazobactam, and any other antibiotic drugs
The FDA has issued guidelines on how to determine whether using new antibiotic drugs
in livestock is likely to lead to drug-resistant disease in the humans who eat them.
The fear is that the genes could be transferred to bacteria in the guts of humans or animals, thus making diseases such as meningitis, TB and gonorrhoea resistant to important antibiotic drugs
, prescribed by your doctor, will help to suppress symptoms for many people.
It remained to be seen whether the dermicidin was effective against organisms resistant to established antibiotic drugs
Last month, I talked about herbal antibiotics, which are a complementary therapy to antibiotic drugs
But this bodes badly for infected people--particularly if the newly acquired bacterial trait is an immunity to antibiotic drugs
Overuse of antibiotics over the last few decades has created some strains of bacteria that can shrug off the most powerful antibiotic drugs
Editor's note: In our last issue, we explored the consequences of what happens when doctors overprescribe antibiotic drugs
As the use of antibiotic drugs
increases, the bacteria they are designed to fight eventually develop a resistance to the drugs.
We believe the activity of PMX-30063 against a broad range of many types of Staph bacteria, including those non-responsive to currently marketed drugs such as vancomycin, daptomycin, and linezolid, distinguishes it among available and investigational antibiotic drugs
diff), that have developed resistance to many different types of antibiotic drugs
YOUR recent article "Too many antibiotic drugs
being prescribed by doctors" leaves much to be desired.