Antibiotic Resistance is a Serious and
Growing Public Health Problem

With our current knowledge of the major downside of antibiotics and super bugs, it is ushering in an era that is in need of the natural safe alternative we have that actual help our own immune system be as effective as possible instead of harming our bodies and creating superbugs!!

With virtually no side effects, immune supplementation with transfer factors has resulted in clear improvement in levels of wellness in hundreds of our general pediatric population, with over 600 patients aged birth to 18 showing 75% less illness and over 80% less antibiotic use compared to non-users.  Dr. David Markowitz, M.D

Seventy percent of all antibiotics in the United States go to healthy livestock, according to a careful study by the Union of Concerned Scientists— and that’s one reason we’re seeing the rise of pathogens that defy antibiotics.  The peer-reviewed Medical Clinics of North America concluded last year that antibiotics in livestock feed were “a major component” in the rise in antibiotic resistance. The article said that more antibiotics were fed to animals in North Carolina alone than were administered to the nation’s entire human population.

These dangerous pathogens are now even in our food supply. Five out of 90 samples of retail pork in Louisiana tested positive for MRSA — an antibiotic-resistant staph infection — according to a peer-reviewed study published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology last year.

These facts should sound an alarm bell, for MRSA already kills more than 18,000 Americans annually, more than AIDS does. 

"Antibiotic resistance is a serious and growing public health problem, not only in this country but worldwide," FDA Commissioner Mark McClellan said, noting that the growth of resistant germs is outpacing development of new antibiotics.

"We may end up in a situation where we don't have effective antibiotic drugs for common infections that were once easily treated," McClellan said in an interview.

The agency plans to try and publicize the warnings through medical journals and professional medical societies, McClellan said.

Jeff Trewhitt, a spokesman for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, said the drug industry group had just begun reviewing the rule. He declined to comment further.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites), half of the 100 million prescriptions a year written by office-based physicians in the United States are unnecessary because they are prescribed for the common cold and other viral infections.

Transfer Factor would be a much better "prescription"  to KEEP us healthy than the overabundance of anti-biotic prescriptions now given!

Michael Traub, N.D.- "The period once euphemistically called the Age of the Miracle Drug is now dead. And the indiscriminate use of antibiotics is leading us to one of the most frightening eras in recent memory. That is, the return of infectious diseases for which there is no effective treatment. Two decades following the introduction of antibiotics, the medical community began to see a disturbing trend. Bacterial infections that were once treatable no longer responded to antibiotics. Penicillin is effective today against only 10 percent of the strains of Staphylococcus aureus that it used to eradicate easily. Those that did respond often required five to ten times the dose of the drug that previously was effective. One example of this is the resistant strains of gonorrhea that developed as a result of the antibiotics that were used to treat it."

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