[Warning] Unnecessary Antibiotics Are KILLING Seniors
We’ve said it before… superbugs are the next American Epidemic.
But we’re not just being alarmist…
Antibiotic–resistant infections are killing tens of thousands of people every single year – many of them seniors.
And it’s all thanks to a shocking overuse of dangerous antibiotics.
In fact, new data finds that unnecessary antibiotics are a far greater problem than we’ve ever known – and it’s killing us and our grandkids, alike.
It’s absolutely criminal!
Here’s what you need to know…
The shocking new analysis, published in the British Medical Journal, reveals that 1 in 7 people are prescribed antibiotics that they simply DO NOT NEED.
In one study, researchers from the University of Michigan of Ann Arbor, Brigham and Women’s Hospital of Boston, and the Northwestern University of Chicago looked at the health records of 19.2 million Americans who received prescriptions for antibiotics in 2016.
At the end, the scientists found that 23.2 percent – or roughly 1 in every 4 – of all antibiotic prescriptions are COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY!
Even worse? Another 35.5 percent of antibiotic prescriptions were deemed “potentially inappropriate” or were prescribed for an illness that isn’t treated with these meds.
And these weren’t the first findings of this kind.
Even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates unnecessary prescription rates as high as 1 in 3.
Yet, many doctors prescribe these risky meds for viral infections that they simply don’t cure. And it’s putting our lives at risk.
This practice is costing us millions of dollars in drugs we don’t need… and it’s incredibly dangerous!
Unnecessary antibiotics kill the healthy bacteria living in your gut, which can set you up for chronic diseases and even deadly superbug infections.
That’s why you should always ask your doctor if they are prescribing these drugs for a specific bacterial infection before agreeing to your next course of antibiotics.