“With prescribers of both human and veterinary medicine increasingly urged to take action on antibiotics,...........
Earlier this year, the Bureau analysed figures released by the Veterinary Medicines Directorate, which regulates what drugs vets prescribe for use in British farming and agriculture, and revealed a significant increase in sales of some critically important antibiotics.........??????
The rise in sales of critically important antibiotics is happening despite the fact it is now known that resistant forms of certain food poisoning illnesses, including campylobacter, and some variations of the superbug MRSA, are directly linked to antibiotic use on farms.
“With prescribers of both human and veterinary medicine increasingly urged to take action on antibiotics...........???????
They may be being urged but fat lot of good it seems to be doing! Strict regulation of 'Big Pharma' and prescribers needs to be established and one would imagine the medical profession would subscribe to doing just that. Veterinarians need very strict regulation in all allowances for subscription drugs for livestock. Both professions should be called upon to seek to address the looming dangers. Big money and the attraction of rewards seem to corrupt those in powerful positions in capitalist societies. What happened to professional integrity, for instance?
The elephant in the room is of course 'Big Pharma' and its involvement with the food chain to human beings. So much money is involved with promotion, lobbying and recruitment to enhance share holder profit margins at all costs and what's more they continue to be remarkably successful in manipulating and persuading powerful political and professional bodies with their easily affordable largess. There is another expression for it and that is 'rampant corruption'!
We are talking serious criminal behaviour as the love of money in high society establishes itself as an entitlement, a perk and a 'we're worth it' attitude that is all too prevalent where Justice is concerned in negotiated sleazy dealings for monetary profit and gain. They fight legal battles through their law firms, pay regular and repeated fines for reaping exorbitant profits through carelessly and negligently making human beings sick. The poor just die never to be heard of or from again. Its a serial progression. With antibiotics we have all reached the end game! People should be up in arms about the negligence and the betrayal such esteemed influential bodies have long indulged at others' expense.