The Plague Makers - How We Are Creating Catastrophic New Epidemics, and What We Must Do to Avert Them by Jeffrey A. Fisher

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Breaking the silence on the misuse of "miracle drugs"--antibiotics--Dr. Jeffrey A. Fisher reveals that antibiotics may actually be causing the emergence of virulent, antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria that could lead to massive epidemics of untreatable disease--and may even be linked to AIDS.
 

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Published May 3, 1994 by Simon & Schuster. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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Finally, he provides a brief guide to infections, with their common causes and their recommended treatments, and a list of commonly used antibiotics by class, explaining the therapeutic advantages and disadvantages of each class.

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Indiscriminate use of ``miracle'' antibiotics--a total of 420 since their development in the 1930s--has severely reduced their efficacy, resulting in a global resurgence of antibiotic-resistant infectious diseases such as TB, meningitis and typhoid fever, which could involve ``millions of people ...

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