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Nearly 1 in 5 Antibiotics Prescribed to Medicaid Patients Without Infection Diagnosis

A new Northwestern Medicine study has found alarmingly high rates of inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for patients on Medicaid, the public health insurance program for those with lower incomes. Using Medicaid insurance claims between 2004 and 2013, the study evaluated 298 million antibiotic prescriptions filled by…

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Walmart Pork Found To Have “Superbug” Bacteria Resistant To Antibiotics

By Tyler Durden A new study published by animal-welfare group World Animal Protection has arrived at some stunning findings about pork products begin sold at Walmart. The report, published by FoodDive, found that pork samples purchased from Walmart contained “superbug” antibiotic-resistant bacteria. 80% of samples tested…

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McDonald’s Commits to Reducing Antibiotic Use in its Global Beef Supply

McDonald’s, the world’s largest and most iconic burger restaurant chain, today announced it will address antibiotics use across its global beef supply chain by 2021. The new policy directs its global suppliers to reduce use of the drugs in beef produced for the company, with implementation beginning…

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“Hugely Important Breakthrough for Human and Animal Health” as EU Approves Antibiotic Restrictions for Livestock to Battle Superbugs

By Jessica Corbett In a move celebrated by experts and activists who continue to raise alarm about the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance—fueled in part by rampant overuse of medicines in agriculture—the European Parliament on Thursday approved new rules for antibiotic use on healthy farm animals….

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Superbugs Found in Nearly 80 Percent of U.S. Supermarket Meat

By Andrea Germanos A new analysis offers alarming findings as many Americans get ready to fire up their grills for the 4th of July—nearly 80 percent of supermarket meat was found to have antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as superbugs. That’s according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), which sifted through…

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Many household products contain antimicrobial chemicals banned from soaps by the FDA

Erica Hartmann, Northwestern University [Last] year marks 20 years since Hasbro was fined for false advertising, claiming their Playskool toys laden with the antimicrobial chemical triclosan would keep kids healthier. It is also the year when soap manufacturers will finally have to remove the chemical…

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