ARAC Director Dr. Lance Prices explains to Outside why we are looking to McDonald’s is helping lead the way in the fight antibiotic resistance by reducing use of medically important antibiotics in it's beef.
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Bottom Line Health spoke with ARAC's Chief Medical Officer, Cindy M. Liu, MD, PhD, MPH, a leading expert on the use and misuse of antibiotics and the growing dangers of antibiotic resistance.
People in Mongolia are the world’s most prolific users of antibiotics, with an average of 64.4 people per 1,000 on antibiotics on any given day. ARAC Director Laura Rogers explains how the belief that new #antibiotics could always be created to outmaneuver the bacteria, is changing.
The TODAY show explains how McDonald's new beef policy regarding antibiotic use will affect a lot of meat producers around the globe. It notes how we commend the company for its policy, which will help address antibiotic resistance, "one of the greatest threats to mankind today."
Antibiotic resistance poses a threat to global health and food security. And McDonald's — one of the globe's largest purchasers of beef — gets it: The more that antibiotics are given to livestock, the more quickly bacteria could adapt and become resistant to it. Ultimately, experts say this could render the drugs ineffective for people. ARAC Director Dr. Lance B. Price weighs in.