Termination Tuesday

UN Antibiotic Resistance

These Enterobacteriaceae bacteria are resistant to even the ‘last resort’ carbapenem antibiotics.

Industrial pollution from Indian pharmaceutical companies making medicines for nearly all the world’s major drug companies is fuelling the creation of deadly superbugs, suggests new research. Global health authorities have no regulations in place to stop this happening.

A major study published Saturday in the prestigious scientific journal Infection found “excessively high” levels of antibiotic and antifungal drug residue in water sources in and around a major drug production hub in the Indian city of Hyderabad, as well as high levels of bacteria and fungi resistant to those drugs. Scientists told the Bureau the quantities found meant they believe the drug residues must have originated from pharmaceutical factories.

The presence of drug residues in the natural environment allows the microbes living there to build up resistance to the ingredients in the medicines that are supposed to kill them, turning them into what we call superbugs. The resistant microbes travel easily and have multiplied in huge numbers all over the world, creating a grave public health emergency that is already thought to kill hundreds of thousands of people a year.



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18 Responses to Termination Tuesday

  1. Den says:

    This is exactly why pharmaceuticals need to be made here. Outsourcing to foreign countries for more profit is coming back to bite us all. Any blame here has to be laid at the feet of BIG PHARMA and their relentless pursuit of money.

    I recall going over the subject of foreign drug manufacturing a few years back as a way to produce drugs without much oversight except when the inspectors show up in ‘announced ahead of time visits’. My concern was the ineffectiveness of the meds I was taking from foreign sources due to lack of quality controls.

    This topic ought to scare the hell out of everyone today and should be more widely published than it is.

    Prepare to be eaten by unstoppable microbes, you will be assimilated, resistance is futile.


  2. David B. Benson says:

    A bigger bumblebee is back among the embarrassment of riches offered by the big Oregon grape.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    Via an errand to Owen Library, 24 minutes, on down the p. stairs and easterly to the Community Garden is 46 minutes. Just a robin. No flocks of pigeons at the usual hangouts; one possibility is that the person feeding the pigeons stopped and the birds became refugees.


    • David B. Benson says:

      On to the Birch & Barley making 54 minutes this sunny day.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Just 8 minutes back to the Community Garden. When clouds hide the sun it is cooler.


      • David B. Benson says:

        Another 20 minutes to the Riverfront Park and yet another 34 minutes home via the College Hill Climb and Maple Street Extension where I certainly felt it between my shoulder blades. Just past the bridge to downtown there was an infant bunny resting on the trail. Didn’t move when I came by and stopped to admire it. Later on a hawk found its thermal.

        Going was 54 minutes; returning was 62 minutes; 116 minute day.

        Day 3: 256+116=372 minutes. No wonder that I feel slightly beat up.


  4. Den says:

    Coolness in the forecast 50’s for you starting Friday, spotty rain , best get errands done now while it is nicer, we are expecting 70’s here Friday a far cry from the 80’s today,


  5. David B. Benson says:

    Signed an impeachment petition.


  6. David B. Benson says:

    Received a bleating letter, via email, from my pathetic representative attempting to justify her vote for Trumpcare, not that The Donald had anything to do with it. It was addressed to Dear Mx Benson, which somehow says it all…


  7. Den says:

    Comey kicked to the curb, just cuz he was so cruel to Ole Hill,… right, and I have a monkeys flying out my butt.

    Now they want to appoint a special independent prosecutor thinking the FBI can’t do it with a new Director so that would mean the whole fucking process needs to start again leaving cheeto-face in place that much longer to fuck stuff up.



    • Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

      Nothing but delays, and Trump can’t do anything right. He’s a criminal, liar, mental midget. I live for the day he’s brought down, would love to see his face smashed into a mud pie, *squish*.


  8. Den says:

    It defies description:


  9. Carol ٩(-̮̮̃-̃)۶ says:

    Been cold here at night, VERY weird. Got up near dawn the other day and our thermometer said it was 22°. 😦 We’ve had frost, or course, right when my lilac wall is in full bloom and gorgeous.

    I’ll be back later.


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