Pfizer discontinued US distribution of spectinomycin (Trobicin®) in November 2005; remaining inventory expired in May 2006 . Nonetheless, at the FDA website we still find a Package Insert for Trobicin updated as late as Aug 2012, a thin 6-page leaflet which Continue reading The CDC and Spectinomycin
Hilarious: Chicks and Kids Antibiotic use in animals is defended as infection prophylaxis, but the honest reason why chickens are exposed for most days of their short life to antibiotics of various kinds is for growth promotion. Antibiotic use keeps Continue reading Making The News: Something Hilarious, Something Ominous…
When Al Gore became a best-selling author with “An Inconvenient Truth” he warned about climate change. When it comes to antibiotic resistance and the current situation of “Bad Bugs, No Drugs”, there are many voices warning us about a return Continue reading An Inconvenient Truth: Ciprofloxacin-Resistant Campylobacter
The economics of developing antibacterials is a frustrating topic to address. There are unique aspects to the antibiotic market which sets it apart from other medicines, esp. the unique societal aspects of antibiotic use which go beyond the benefit to Continue reading It’s Not a Free-Enterprise Market, Stupid!
California is getting rid of a time-honored justification for antibiotic use in veterinary medicine . No longer will it be acceptable to prescribe them for ”growth promotion”, but rather only for “prophylaxis”. Just like in humans, so it is argued, Continue reading Growth Promotion Now Called Prophylaxis – The Logic of Chicks