Individuals are becoming increasingly more resistant to antibiotics as the years pass, and while researchers are racing against the clock to find a cure to antibiotic resistance, nothing has been presented. In fact, there hasn’t been a new ‘class’ of antibiotics invented since the 1980s.
Here are 5 things that you ought to know about antibiotics and your health:
- The World Health Organization claims that tuberculosis antibiotic resistance is responsible for over 150,000 deaths every year.
- They World Health Organization has also stated that as a result of antibiotic resistance, in the future ‘many common infections will no longer have a cure and, once again, could kill unabated.’
- Many of us go straight to antibiotics when fighting the flu or other common illnesses, but antibiotics are also crucial during surgery, cancer treatment, and organ transplants. Think of the devastation that comes with widespread antibiotic resistance. It’s horrifying, don’t you think?
- Sir Alexander Fleming, who is largely credited with making the greatest contribution to the discovery of antibiotics, forewarned the dilemma of antibiotic resistance. He stated in his Nobel Prize winners’ lecture that ‘it is not difficult to make microbes resistant to penicillin’.
- On the bright side, Dr. Martha Clokie, who is a microbiologist at the University of Leicester, is optimistic about the development of a virus alternative to antibiotics to help fight common bacterial infections such as gonorrhea and e.coli.
What does this all mean for you? Well, only take antibiotics when they are specifically prescribed for your condition. You can also refuse to take antibiotics for a cold or flu, as they are actually ineffective against viral infections and only promote antibiotic resistance.
Researchers will attempt to develop a new form of antibiotics to help overcome this epidemic of antibiotic resistance. Of course, with a new form of antibiotics introduced to the public, can also mean a new form of costly medication.
To ensure that you protect yourself and your loved ones from the rising cost of prescriptions, such as new forms of antibiotics in the future, make sure that you protect you and your loved ones from the rising costs of prescription medications. We commonly see websites ending with the domains .com, .org, or even , .net, but by the end of this year there will be new domains introduced, including .pharmacy.
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is bidding to control the .pharmacy domain. This could have a significant impact on US citizens who purchase online prescriptions from online Canadian pharmacies. The bottom line is that if NABP’s bid is successful, you will be banned from purchasing the prescriptions that you need from online Canadian pharmacies, and will be forced to pay double or even triple the amount for prescription drugs.
If you have any questions, please call RxRights at 1-866-703-5442 or visit RxRights.org for more information.