Antibacterial

This Tuesday, April 30, 2013, file photo, shows Dawn Ultra antibacterial soap in a kitchen in Chicago. The Food and Drug Administration says Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose health risks. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

FDA seeks tougher rules on antibacterial soaps

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says there is no evidence that antibacterial chemicals used in liquid soaps and washes help prevent the spread of germs, and there is some evidence they may pose […]

12/16/2013

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FDA targets antibiotics in meat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration moved Wednesday to phase out the widespread use of antibiotics in animals processed for meat. Many cattle, hog and poultry […]

12/11/2013

Pharmacist Dan Darlington works at his desk located next to the prescription pick up counter at the Walgreens flagship store in the Empire State Building, Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Doctors ignore advice on sore throats, bronchitis

CHICAGO (AP) — Repeated warnings that antibiotics don’t work for most sore throats and bronchitis have failed to stop overuse: Doctors prescribed these drugs for most adults seeking treatment at a rate that remained high […]

10/03/2013

A basket of medical supplies await storage. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Drug-resistant bacteria are common killers

ATLANTA (AP) — For the first time, the government is estimating how many people die from drug-resistant bacteria each year — more than 23,000, or about as many as those killed annually by flu. The […]

09/16/2013

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Chipotle considering change to allow antibiotics

NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill is reviewing a change to start using beef that has been treated with antibiotics, but said no decision has yet been made on the matter. The Denver-based chain […]

08/13/2013

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Medication nation: Study shows antibiotic overuse

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. doctors are prescribing enough antibiotics to give them to 4 out of 5 Americans every year, an alarming pace that suggests they are being overused, a new government study finds.

04/10/2013

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