As for antibiotics, more isn’t better

As for antibiotics, more isn’t better

Capital AG Press

The raging debate over the use — and potential overuse — of antibiotics in humans and livestock has forced the medical and veterinary professions to take a close look how those potent medicines are used, and why.

At the heart of the debate is how much excessive use of antibiotics contributes to drug resistance in infections. Critics, including the Union of Concerned Scientists, argue that subtherapeutic doses of antibiotics in animal and poultry feed reach the human food chain and contribute to the likelihood of drug-resistant infections in people.

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