Talk:Antibiotic misuse

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Agriculture[edit]

This article could use some data from agriculture and pharmaceutical industry. Here's one reference towards the latter. --193.166.137.75 (talk) 11:32, 14 August 2009 (UTC)

Request for information on causes of overuse[edit]

I think information regarding why overuse occurs would be useful if anyone has data on that and whether it is patients or doctors that are the leading cause Manofmyth (talk) 20:53, 2 November 2011 (UTC)

It's both. Lesion 20:25, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Criticism of resistance discussion[edit]

There are no facts that show that the "overuse" of AB results in Supergerms. There are other factors like ordered "too short application" and patients breaking off their medication by themselves. in combination with "bacteria sex" passing on their mutations to others *You need an evolution class.

this is can be shown by analyzing Hospital hygienic data (where often such does not exist) compared with agricultural bacteria finding in contrast to pre-antibiotics-reduction-acst era (relative to the AB use )

resistent germs are not simply raised rather they are not exterminated which is also a result by wrong application of ABs

simple test is to expose bacteria constantly to one kind of medicament for example on an agar-agar-plate. it will not result in germs overcoming the AB ... *Yes it will.

its very simple reason actually bacterias had to face natural ABs ages already if they had been able to overcome it then they would. one has to consider the huge numbers of generations that mutation would have been propagated to all bacterias already because even that slightly better chance would be multiplied largely by that timeframe. *Bacteria have shown resistance to natural ABs. Bacteria evolve resistance, antagonistic bacteria evolve new antibiotics.

of course one explanation would be that they outmutated it some time ... which would mean they would require to face total mutational extinction on higher probability that they encounter the AB environment ... which would govern limitations on Human AB use to days or even weeks between applications ..

Copy edit[edit]

I'm not an expert on the subject, but I'll take a crack at copy-editing the article. It might take a day or two, since I'll be working on it on-and-off. Prof. Squirrel (talk) 22:04, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Done. Prof. Squirrel (talk) 04:03, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Overemphasis on fluoroquinolones[edit]

This article focuses too much on fluoroquinolones. Prof. Squirrel (talk) 04:03, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Distribution in India[edit]

I note no mention of the over the counter sales of antibiotics in the world's second most populous nation. A link to a blog about this (and published by the BMJ): http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2013/08/19/shalini-on-indias-antibiotic-policy/. danno_uk 02:02, 17 December 2013 (UTC)

Toothache#Antibiotics[edit]

That section may have some content which is useful for this page. Lesion 20:24, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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