Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics Linked to Aortic Injuries

Recent studies* indicate that users of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, including Cipro®, Levaquin® and Avelox® are twice as likely to suffer from aortic aneurisms and tears of the aorta—the largest blood vessel in the body. Last year, doctors wrote more than 26 million fluoroquinolone prescriptions to treat common infections. Unfortunately, these antibiotics have been linked to...

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FDA stops Antibiotic-Tainted Cattle

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against a Vermont dairy farm for selling cows and bull calves, containing illegal amounts of antibiotics, for food. According to an FDA press release, the decree prevents Lawson Farm from purchasing or selling any animals for use as food unless...

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Deadly superbugs a major problem in hospitals

By Arthur Elk There is a new family of superbugs spreading through U.S. hospitals and health officials are sounding the alarm now, before it’s too late. This class of superbug, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, tends to affect immune-compromised people who are hospitalized for a long time or are living in a nursing...

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