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Antibiotics

Author: Noah Berlatsky
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, ©2011.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of articles and essays discussing the use and abuse of antibiotics and the questions surrounding their prescription.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Berlatsky
ISBN: 9780737752090 0737752092 9780737752106 0737752106
OCLC Number: 642510234
Description: 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: What issues arise in the prescription of antibiotics? Antibiotics are dangerous when not used as prescribed / PR Newswire ; Doctors overprescribe antibiotics for many reasons / U.S. Food and Drug Administration ; Doctors overprescribe antibiotics because of patient expectations / Zachary Meisel ; Doctors are underprescribing antibiotics / Ron Graves ; Buying antibiotics without a prescription is dangerous / Corey Nahman ; Making antibiotics available without a prescription for some conditions can improve care / Petra Boynton --
How should antibiotics by used in agriculture? Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is safe and necessary / Rod Smith ; Antibiotic use in animal agriculture is dangerous and unnecessary / Humane Society of the United States ; Reducing antibiotics on farms has proved successful / Pew Charitable Trusts ; Reducing antibiotics on farms has proved detrimental / Ohio Pork Producers Council ; Antibiotic use on farms may affect crops / Matthew Cimitile ; Antibiotic resistance genes in GM crops may be dangerous / Martin Hickman and Genevieve Roberts ; Antibiotic resistance genes in GM crops are not dangerous / Bruce M. Chassy ; Antibiotic use in aquaculture is excessive and dangerous / Felipe C. Cabello --
How should antibiotics by used to combat different diseases?. Antibiotics should be used to treat arthritis / Rima Kittley ; More research is needed into the use of antibiotics to treat arthritis / Health & Medicine Week ; Long-term antibiotic therapy may be useful in treating lyme disease / Raphael B. Stricker ; Long-term IV antibiotics are overused in the treatment of lyme disease / Edward McSweegan ; Individuals should stockpile antibiotics in case of anthrax attack / Stewart Baker ; Individuals should not stockpile antibiotics in case of anthrax attack / David Malakoff --
What are some of the dangers of using antibiotics? Antibiotics may be linked to breast cancer / National Cancer Institute ; Antibiotics do not contribute to breast cancer / Steven Milloy ; MRSA proliferates because of the overuse of antibiotics / Martha Mendoza and Margie Mason ; MRSA proliferates because of the failure to develop new antibiotics / Barry Eisenstein ; Widespread use of antibiotics may cause unexpected health problems / Jessica Snyder Sachs.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor.

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A collection of articles and essays discussing the use and abuse of antibiotics and the questions surrounding their prescription.

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