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Antibiotics overuse and abuse is a danger to all

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:53 pm

Taking antibiotics for everything and nothing is leading to antibiotic resistance in Cambodia, and worldwide.

November 30, 2017
Drugs stores urged to tackle antibiotic overuse
- Ministry of Health officials have warned drug stores to stop selling antibiotics to buyers without a doctor’s prescription because it increases antimicrobial resistance.
AMR is the ability of microbes to resist medication used to treat them, and in some cases can be traced to over reliance on antibiotics.

Ministry spokesman Ly Sovann said Cambodia had recently conducted its first consultation on AMR since 2011. Mr Sovann addressed Cambodians’ willingness to use antibiotics even in cases of benign infection, such as the flu. “I would like to confirm that in 60 percent of flu cases, no antibiotics are needed. But most residents would rather trust the efficiency of antibiotics and can usually buy some at the pharmacy without a prescription,” he said.

Cambodia does not have a single core agency dealing with AMR.It is primarily monitored by the World Health Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the government. Reports from hospitals and laboratories are causing concern since more AMR cases are being detected.

A project conducted this year monitoring ten hospitals showed varying antibiotic resistance from E Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus and pneumonia...
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5093231/dru ... c-overuse/
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Re: Antibiotics overuse and abuse is a danger to all

Post by Ronny » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:06 am

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:53 pm
Taking antibiotics for everything and nothing is leading to antibiotic resistance in Cambodia, and worldwide.

November 30, 2017
Drugs stores urged to tackle antibiotic overuse
- Ministry of Health officials have warned drug stores to stop selling antibiotics to buyers without a doctor’s prescription because it increases antimicrobial resistance.
AMR is the ability of microbes to resist medication used to treat them, and in some cases can be traced to over reliance on antibiotics.

Ministry spokesman Ly Sovann said Cambodia had recently conducted its first consultation on AMR since 2011. Mr Sovann addressed Cambodians’ willingness to use antibiotics even in cases of benign infection, such as the flu. “I would like to confirm that in 60 percent of flu cases, no antibiotics are needed. But most residents would rather trust the efficiency of antibiotics and can usually buy some at the pharmacy without a prescription,” he said.

Cambodia does not have a single core agency dealing with AMR.It is primarily monitored by the World Health Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations and the government. Reports from hospitals and laboratories are causing concern since more AMR cases are being detected.

A project conducted this year monitoring ten hospitals showed varying antibiotic resistance from E Coli, Salmonella, Staphylococcus aureus and pneumonia...
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/5093231/dru ... c-overuse/
No surprises here. This has been known for quite some time now. That's why I take probiotics.
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Re: Antibiotics overuse and abuse is a danger to all

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu May 31, 2018 7:08 pm

Antibiotic resistance crisis worsening because of collapse in supply
31 May 2018 12.10 BST
The antibiotic resistance crisis which is threatening to render many diseases untreatable is being fuelled not just by overuse of the drugs, but a fragile supply chain that is at risk of collapse, experts have warned.

The authors of a white paper by the Dutch non-profit organisation Access to Medicine say a lack of access to specific antibiotics can lead to less appropriate drugs being prescribed for an infection, or even the use of lower doses – both of which increase the risk of antibiotic resistance – as well as delay for treatment. What’s more, they say, low stocks can lead to price hikes and mean poor quality medicines become rife.

“The right products need to reach the right patients at the right time,” said Dr Jayasree Iyer, executive director of the Access to Medicine Foundation and co-author of the report.

Among the shortages flagged is that of the common antibiotic benzathine penicillin G, which was found by to be unavailable in 39 countries in 2015, including India, Australia and the US, and is the only drug that can prevent and treat the transmission of syphilis from mother to child. The shortage, the report notes, coincided with the growing rise of syphilis in Brazil that has resulted in an uptick in babies born with congenital illnesses.

The report also cites a recent shortage of the intravenous antibiotic and antibacterial combination piperacillin-tazobactam. Caused by an explosion at a Chinese factory that produced raw materials for the medication, the situation led doctors in the UK to warn that patients were being put at risk from reliance on alternative medications, with supplies of the drug restricted to severe cases of sepsis and ventilator-acquired pneumonia.

At present, more than 100 drugs, including a number of antibiotics, are listed by the US Food and Drug administration as being in short supply.
“Antibiotic supply is patchy, complex and at risk of collapsing,” the authors warn.
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Re: Antibiotics overuse and abuse is a danger to all

Post by cptrelentless » Thu May 31, 2018 9:10 pm

Better crank up the research into bacteriophages. Sulphonamides are another option, back to the old skool.
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