HEALTHBEAT Gimme my antibiotics!
Dr. Emily Gibson calls itthe "Z-pack pas de deux."
Dr. Gibson, who blogs at Barnstorming, describes the dance this way:
I'm really miserable and need that 5-day antibiotic to get better faster.
Nine... Posted on 9/19/11 at 10:40 AM
The mystery started the day farmer Russ Kremer got between a jealous boar and a sow in heat.
The boar gored Kremer in the knee with a razor-sharp tusk. The burly pig farmer shrugged it off, figuring: “You pour the blood out of your boot and go on.”
But Kremer’s red-hot leg ballooned to double its size. A strep infection spread, threatening his life and baffling doctors. Two months of multiple antibiotics did virtually nothing.
By Margie Mason and Martha Mendoza, The Associated Press
, December 29, 2009
Researchers studying antibiotics in pregnancy have found a surprising link between common drugs used to treat urinary infections and birth defects. Reassuringly, the most-used antibiotics in early pregnancy — penicillins — appear to be the safest.
By Carla K. Johnson, The Associated Press
, November 03, 2009
Feeding antibiotics to livestock that are not sick poses a major threat to public health, Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., said Monday.
Slaughter, chair of the House Rules Committee, spoke at a hearing to discuss a bill that would require the federal government to deny or withdraw approval for agricultural use of drugs that contain antibiotics critical for human medicine.
By Supriya Sinhababu, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
, July 15, 2009
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