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Warning of ‘Pig Zero’: One Drugmaker’s Push to Sell More Antibiotics

Facing a surge in drug-resistant infections, the World Health Organization issued a plea to farmers two years ago: “Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals.” But at last year’s big swine industry trade show, the World Pork Expo in Des Moines, one of the largest manufacturers of drugs for livestock was pushing the opposite message. “Don’t… Read More »

More Than Half of Antibiotics Prescribed in Advance of Dental Procedures Aren’t Needed

In the United States, dentists dispense 10% of prescriptions for antibiotics. Now, a new study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that these meds are prescribed needlessly 81% of the time, reports the University of Illinois (UIC) at Chicago College of Dentistry. Researchers used a national health care claims database to examine nearly 170,000 antibiotics… Read More »

Endocrinologists are needed more than ever. Why are they being devalued?

I chose endocrinology to be my lifelong profession out of love for the complex interactions of endocrine glands and intricate feedback loops. I take pride in preventing medical complications, prolonging life expectancy, and providing complex care to type 1 and type 2 diabetics. At times, this field of work requires spending hours — either with… Read More »