This New Year’s Day I found myself lounging around, flipping through channels when I stumbled across a Dan Rather Special Report on Antibiotics in America. It was fascinating! So I scrambled for the DVR, and made sure to take in the whole episode. The report examined the alarming consequences of the overuse of antibiotics in our country. Which has created a rise in antibiotic-resistant infections that costs us more than $35 billion a year!
Even more alarming, the rise in resistance threatens to bring back diseases we’d previously thought eradicated. Rather also takes us to Norway, a country whose taken a more prudent approach to the use of antibiotics.