Frances Griffiths
Frances Griffiths 5 signatures

As young doctors, we were taught in the sixties to try to discourage people from taking antibiotics unless they were really needed, since unnecessary exposure, in addition to being useless, increases a person's chances of developing some allergy that would make it impossible to use the drug later. It also lets the germs learn to resist. Meanwhile. the pharmaceutical companies sold vast quantities of the stuff to be used willy nilly in animals. I have watched as we lost one antibiotic after another .....the microbes really DO learn to resist each antibiotic group in turn. This is public health madness


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