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65 per cent increase in antibiotic use worldwide

Calls to reduce antibiotic use as new research finds huge increase in their use - mostly in poorer nations.

An international team of researchers at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy in Washington DC found a 65% increase in worldwide consumption of antibiotics between 2000 - 2015.

You can read more details of the report in The Guardian.

Overuse of antibiotics in animals is contributing to the danger of antibiotic resistance. The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics was co-founded by Sustain and campaigns to stop the overuse of antibiotics in animal farming.

 

27/03/2018
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Save Our Antibiotics: The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is a coalition of health, medical, environmental and animal welfare groups campaigning to stop the overuse of antibiotics in animal farming. It was founded by the Soil Association, Compassion in World Farming, and Sustain, and is supported by the Jeremy Coller Foundation.

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