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adverse drug reactions

Revealed: the prescription drugs and medications most likely to harm or kill you

Andrew Wasley & Bethany Hubbard

13th March, 2012

Official data suggests antidepressants, antipsychotics, stop smoking drugs, vaccines against swine flu and even paracetamol cause adverse drug reactions. So just how safe are they? Andrew Wasley & Bethany Hubbard report more...
Bacteria

Salmonella study accused of 'exaggeration' in new battle over factory farm antibiotic use

Tom Levitt

31st January, 2012

Debate over role of farm animals in spreading of superbugs intensifies, as scientific study downplaying fears is accused of serious flaws. Tom Levitt reports more...
Pigs

Common infections will be 'untreatable' if antibiotic misuse continues

Tom Levitt

18th November, 2011

Scientists in new warning on post-antibiotic age as campaigners call for stronger controls on excessive use in intensive farming more...
Contagion

Viral storm: why factory farming is bad for your health

Matilda Lee

28th October, 2011

As the new 'outbreak' film Contagion, starring Kate Winslet and Gwyneth Paltrow is released, The Ecologist reports on the book linking the threat of global disease pandemics and industrial animal farming

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Antibiotics under the spotlight

Antibiotics under the spotlight

Ecologist

June 12th, 2011

The overuse of antibiotics in intensive farming could have devastating consequences for human health. What's more, the safety of some antibiotics used in human medicine has been challenged by some patients who say they've suffered terrifying side effects... more...
hospital bed

The reason why this deadly E coli makes doctors shudder

Maryn McKenna

6th June, 2011

It is past time for health authorities to curb the antibiotic misuse that created the resistance of this aberrant E. coli strain
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Irrigation

What really caused the deadly E. coli outbreak?

Eve Mitchell

3rd June, 2011

We may never know, argues Eve Mitchell, because the nature of our complex and highly industrial food systems is making it far harder to determine what happened more...
Cows feeding

'Routine antibiotic use' linked to new MRSA strain found in UK dairy cows

Tom Levitt

3rd June, 2011

Fresh concerns over the spread of antibiotic-resistant infections from farm animals to humans have been raised after scientists find new strain of potentially deadly superbug in dairy cows more...
Pills

Why our testing of antibiotics and other drugs may not be safe

Kathy Archibald

23rd May, 2011

The current testing protocol for new medicines is proven to be inadaquate. It's time for a radical new approach, argues Kathy Archibald, director of the Safer Medicines Campaign more...
hospital bed

Popular antibiotic ciprofloxacin linked to UK deaths

Andrew Wasley

23rd May, 2011

Millions of us are successfully treated with ciprofloxacin and other fluoroquinolone antibiotics each year. But for some patients the drugs are linked to severe adverse reactions involving terrifying physical and mental health impacts. Andrew Wasley reports more...
pills

Adverse reactions lead US patients to ask 'just how safe are antibiotics?'

Carey Purcell

23rd May, 2011

A growing number of American patients say they've been poisoned by fluoroquinolone antibiotics. Not only has this ruined lives, they say, it's exposed the unhealthy relationship between some drug manufacturers and medical regulatory bodies. Carey Purcell reports more...
Chickens

Overuse of drugs in animal farming linked to growing antibiotic-resistance in humans

Tom Levitt

23rd May, 2011

Urgent calls from health experts to reduce antibiotic use on intensive farms are largely resisted by the agribusiness food lobby, who downplay its role in the spread of antibiotic resistance in humans. Tom Levitt reports more...

antibiotics: 1/16 of 16

Antibiotics being administered

UK rejects veterinary advice to ban antibiotic drug adverts to farmers

Tom Levitt

5th January, 2011

Strong industry lobbying sees Defra ignore concerns from its own vets about overuse and the spread of antibiotic-resistant bugs from farm animals to the food chain more...
A cow being injected with antibiotics

E.coli and salmonella resistance 'spreading' due to antibiotics overuse

Tom Levitt

23rd September, 2010

Defra urged to stop 'downplaying' the problem and ban 'unacceptable' advertising of antibiotics to farmers more...
Urine

Urine: the ultimate 'organic' fertiliser?

Dorienne Robinson

22nd September, 2010

Your bladder's loss could be your vegetable garden's gain, since urine makes for a surprisingly good fertiliser - so why are we wasting our wee? more...
A cow being injected with antibiotics

FDA supports ban on growth antibiotics in livestock

Ecologist

15th July, 2009

The US Food and Drug Administration has said that antibiotics should not be administered to livestock except to prevent or treat disease more...

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