Study: Antibiotics on the Ropes

A British government report warns that antibiotics, the breakthrough drugs of the 20th century, may soon become ineffective.

The two-year review process finds that drug resistant superbugs are proliferating. It blames the over prescription of antibiotics for common ailments such as colds, as well as the use of mega doses of antibiotics in livestock.

The report calls on doctors to reduce antibiotic use in order “to avoid the terrible human and economic costs of resistance that the world would otherwise face.”

It warns that important procedures, including cesarean sections and joint replacements, could be impossible without effective antibiotics.

Sourced from: The Independent,