Antibiotics in agriculture

This week a head to head article asks: "Does adding routine antibiotics to animal feed pose a serious risk to human health? The authors David Wallinga, a physician member of the steering committee of Keep Antibiotics Working: the Campaign to End Antibiotic Overuse in Animal Agriculture, and David Burch, a veterinarian and consultant on antibiotic use in agriculture from Octagon Services, argue their sides.

Also this week, a BMJ investigation looks at changes in rationing patterns in the new NHS in England. News editor Annabel Ferriman talks Gareth Iacobucci, who carried out the investigation, about the squeeze on access to hospital care.

See also:
head to head: Does adding routine antibiotics to animal feed pose a serious risk to human health?
Feature: GPs put the squeeze on access to hospital care plus an interactive graphic, and opportunity to share your experience.

Demo video

Audio chapters:

The squeeze on healthcare access: 0:32

Routine antibiotic use in agrlculture: 10:30

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