The measles outbreak in California has unleashed a storm of
heated debate across the country, but there is a much more serious problem that
is not getting the attention it warrants. Tuberculosis is becoming resistant to
multiple drugs, and many health experts fear it may become “virtually
untreatable.” The CDC calls it one of our “most significant global threats.”
The overarching problem that produces these superbugs is
antibiotic overuse—both by doctors who rely too heavily on antibiotics and by
industrial farming operations.
One immediate measure we could take is to support the new
bill from Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY), which would preserve antimicrobial
drugs for human use only. Please ask your legislators to support her bill.
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Please support Rep. Slaughter's Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act!
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