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Bahrain curbs antibiotics over ‘super bugs’ rise

An increase in the number of people testing positive for dangerous “super bugs” in Bahrain has prompted a crackdown on the use of antibiotics, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read furt

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Pfizer to buy antibiotics unit of AstraZeneca

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that could be valued at more than $1.5 billion. AstraZeneca, which saw off a $120 billion takeover attempt by Pfizer

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Alert over antibiotics in animal feed

Meat eaters face serious health risks from antibiotics used in animal feed as growth promoters, to increase milk and meat yields, researchers have claimed. Consuming the meat of these animals could lead to antimicrobial resistance

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Ignorance over antibiotics fuels superbug threat: WHO

People across the world are alarmingly confused about the role of antibiotics and the right way to take them, and this ignorance is fuelling the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, the World Health Organization said on Monday. "

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McDonald's investor renews call to cut antibiotics in meats

A McDonald's Corp shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections.   The move from the Congregati

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McDonald's investor renews call to cut antibiotics in meats

A McDonald's Corp shareholder group is renewing its call for the fast-food chain to stop buying any meat from animals raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections.   The move from the Congregati

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Bahrain to place teams to monitor antibiotics use

Teams of monitors could soon be in place in every hospital in Bahrain to supervise the prescription of antibiotics. This will be one of the key recommendations at the conclusion of the International Collaborative Conference in Cli

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Use of antibiotics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that so

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Use of antibitics by poultry firms sparks superbug debate

Major US poultry firms are administering antibiotics to their flocks far more pervasively than regulators realise, posing a potential risk to human health, says a Reuters report. Internal records examined by Reuters reveal that so

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Superbugs are everywhere; pose serious threat

The spread of deadly superbugs that evade even the most powerful antibiotics is no longer a prediction but is happening right now across the world, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Antibiotic resistance has the potential

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