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A is for Antibiotics, and Apocalypse

By January 30, 2013

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If you've ever wondered just how insanely reckless our use of antibiotics is, the FDA has provided an answer.


After years of foot-dragging, the agency finally released some frightening estimates: Americans use about 3 million pounds of antibiotics every year, but we use 10 times that amount -- almost 29 million pounds -- on healthy livestock.

Yes, we're that insane. And it might kill us someday.


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