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Scrap 'UN-winnable' Drug-Wars and Divert Funds into Curbing Global ANTI-BIOTIC Misuse, "experts" say

There are 3 comments on the jme.bmj.com story from Feb 22, 2013, titled Scrap 'UN-winnable' Drug-Wars and Divert Funds into Curbing Global ANTI-BIOTIC Misuse, "experts" say. In it, jme.bmj.com reports that:

Published Online First: February 20, 2013

Journal of Medical Ethics -- Dr Jonny Anomaly, Department of Philosophy, Politics, Economics (PPE), Duke University

Governments across the globe have squandered treasure and imprisoned millions of their own citizens by criminalising the use and sale of recreational drugs. But use of these drugs has remained relatively constant, and the primary victims are the users themselves. Meanwhile, antimicrobial drugs that once had the power to cure infections are losing their ability to do so, compromising the health of people around the world. The thesis of this essay is that policymakers should stop wasting resources trying to fight an unwinnable and morally dubious war against recreational drug users, and start shifting their attention to the serious threat posed by our collective misuse of antibiotics.

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Texian

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#1 Feb 22, 2013
for an in-depth article on this, go here ...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/...

Texian

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#2 Feb 22, 2013
a few other related articles on this topic ...

"Newly Discovered Reservoir of Antibiotic Resistance Genes"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/...

"Antibiotics Have Long-Term Impacts On Gut Flora"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/...

"Misuse Of Antibiotics Not The Only Cause Of Resistance, Says Report"...
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/...

"Antibiotic Resistance Spreads Rapidly Between Bacteria"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/...

"E. Coli Bacteria More Likely to Develop Resistance After Exposure to Low Levels of Antibiotics"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/...

Texian

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#3 Feb 22, 2013
for the elderly, disabled, home-bound and those under 'home care'...

"Study Hints at Antibiotic Overuse in Home-Care Patients"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/06/...

"Homecare After Hip Surgery in Seniors Increases Survival Rate, Study Finds"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/08/...

"Elderly Patients Who Survive ICU Stay Have High Rate of Death in Following Years"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/03/...

"Nearly Half of US Physician Practices Do Not Meet National Standards for 'Medical Homes' "
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/...

"Guided Care Provides Better Quality of Care for Chronically Ill Older Adults"
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/...

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