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Are "Superbugs" More Dangerous Than Some Antibiotics?

Are "Superbugs" More Dangerous Than Some Antibiotics?

Posted: 2018/04/03

CDC Issues Report on Deadly "Superbug" Resistant to 26 Different Antibiotics

Garden City Park, NY: In a recent report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the CDC highlighted a newly discovered bacteria—termed a "super bug"—that has been shown to be resistant to 26 different antibiotics. Statistics indicate that  more than 23,000 people die annually in the US from such bacterial infections.

According to Charles Bennett, MD, PhD, however, no less than 150,000 seriously adverse events—including 2,400 deaths—may be linked directly to the use of some very popular brands of antibiotics. These numbers may be just the tip of the iceberg, though, since most such cases can often go unreported. As chairman of the Center of Economic Excellence in Medication Safety and Efficacy at the University of South Carolina, Dr. Bennett has been instrumental in having the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) admit that such a problem does in fact exist. Yet, and in spite of his efforts, this serious problem still falls below the public radar.

Now, in his just-released new book What You Must Know About the Hidden Dangers of Antibiotics (ISBN: 978-0-7570-0469-8), bestselling health writer Jay S. Cohen, MD details which six popular antibiotics still being prescribed today can destroy your health. Antibiotics are certainly an important weapon against infections; however, what you may not know is that many of the most commonly used antibiotics have their own dangerous side effects—and no one has been talking about it. In this book, Dr. Cohen provides the startling facts about how truly destructive these specific antibiotics can be. The book also provides safer and well-proven treatments that you can use in order to avoid these drugs.

When physical harm is dismissed as a simple side effect, as Dr. Cohen has pointed out, then "Big Pharma" drug manufacturers are able to hide that problem from public view. As a troubling result, these harmful medications continue to be prescribed and used by men, women, and children every day.

What You Must Know About the Hidden Dangers of Antibiotics (Square One Publishers, $15.95 USD / ISBN: 978-0-7570-0469-8) is now available on Amazon and wherever else books are sold.