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Tell the FDA: Curb the overuse of antibiotics in meat production - Protect Lifesaving Antibiotics!
Like any medication, antibiotics carry certain risks. While they are critical to treating a wide range of conditions, from strep throat and urinary tract infections to bacterial pneumonia and sepsis, these drugs also increase a patient’s chances of developing Clostridium difficile infections—which can result in life-threatening diarrhea—and can lead to adverse drug events, including allergic reactions.
The most common cause of a bacterial pneumonia is Streptococcus pneumoniae. In this form of pneumonia there is usually an abrupt onset of the illness with shaking chills fever and production of a rust-colored sputum. The infection spreads into the blood in 20%-30% of cases (known as sepsis) and if this occurs 20%-30% of these patients die. Antibiotics often used in the treatment of this type of pneumonia include penicillin amoxicillin and clavulanic acid (Augmentin) and macrolide…