Antibiotic resistance concern19th November 2012
The Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, has warned that antibiotics must be used in the right way or we could face a future where there is no way to treat infections.
She said: "Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at a rate that is both alarming and irreversible – similar to global warming. I urge patients and prescribers to think about the drugs they are requesting and dispensing. Bacteria are adapting and finding ways to survive the effects of antibiotics, ultimately becoming resistant so they no longer work. And the more you use an antibiotic, the more bacteria become resistant to it."
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Title: Antibiotic resistance concern
Author: Jess Laurence
Article Id: 23178
Date Added: 19th Nov 2012