This New Year’s Day I found myself lounging around, flipping through channels when I stumbled across a Dan Rather Special ReportÂ on Antibiotics in America. Â It was fascinating! Â So I scrambled for the DVR, and made sure to take in the whole episode. Â 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 thoughtÂ eradicated. Â Rather also takes us to Norway, a country whose taken a more prudent approach to the use of antibiotics. Â Overall, this is an absolutely fantastic episode. Â So balanced and informative. Â I definitely encourage you to take some time to watch! Â You can see the whole episode online here. Â Thank you, Dan Rather!