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Antibiotics : What Everyone Needs to Know (R), Paperback / softback Book

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A STIRRING EXAMINATION OF A LOOMING CRISIS Virtually everyone has taken antibiotics.

They can be lifesavers - or they can be useless. But what are they? How are they used? And what happens as the effectiveness of antibiotics begins to decline?

Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) examines the personal and societal implications of our planet's most important - and arguably most overused - medications.

In a question-and-answer format, it unpacks the most complicated aspects of this issue, including:* How antibiotics are used (and overused) in humans, plants, and livestock* The consequences to date, and the potential crisis ahead, as overuse of existing antibiotics breeds new resistance in bacteria* How the globalized world enables antibiotic resistance more quickly* Collateral damage, individually and societally, of antibiotic use* The difficult decisions ahead related to medical care and the food systemGrounded in the latest scientific research and translated for general readers, Antibiotics: What Everyone Needs to Know (R) offers a clear-eyed overview of where we are, and what the future holds, as antibiotics lose their might.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Health economics
  • ISBN: 9780190663407

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