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How Big Pharma’s industrial waste is fuelling the rise in superbugs worldwide

Pharmaceutical companies are fuelling the rise of superbugs by manufacturing drugs in factories that leak industrial waste, says a new report which calls on them to radically improve their supply chains. Factories in China and India – where the majority of the world’s antibiotics are produced – are releasing untreated waste fluid containing active ingredients into surrounding areas, highlights the report by …

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TOM PHILPOTT – UTIs Are Horrible and Soon There Will Be No Drugs That Can Help You

A superbug that can shake off a last-ditch antibiotic called colistin has been alarming the global health community since 2015. It first turned up in hogs on a Chinese farm and has since been found in 30 other countries, including the United States. According to a new paper by Rutgers and Columbia University researchers, colistin-resistant E. coli has been here since August 2014 at the latest—and the particular strain they …

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Soap ingredient linked to liver toxicity and cancer

 Do you wash your hands with antibacterial soap on a regular basis? Well, it turns out, you could be harming your liver. A March 2015 article in Life Extension magazine reports that the main antibacterial agent in these soaps, a substance called triclosan, can cause liver cancer in mice in a laboratory setting. This is alarming news for the millions of people across the world …