Antibiotics Use In Meat Still Rising Worldwide, Study Reveals

March 24, 2015 2:42 AM

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A book named “The Rising Plague” by Brad Spellberg — chief medical officer of the Los Angeles County—University of Southern California Medical Center, opens with eight scary words; “I’m out of antibiotics. She’s going to die.”

The quote is from a real physician at UCLA-Harbor Medical Center, who was treating a real patient—a 20-something Spellberg calls “B.” B had leukemia, and she developed a disease that built up resistance to the hospital’s most powerful antibiotics even as she was being pumped brimming with them. She ...

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