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'Critically Important' Antibiotics Reach Record Levels On Europe Farms

The use of antibiotics on European farms has risen to record levels, further endangering human health by fostering the development of bacteria resistant to even the strongest medicines. Drugs classified as “critically important in human medicine” appear to be in frequent use, according to a study by the European Medicines Agency. The report reveals that many European countries are failing to put an end to massive overuse of antibiotics in farming and the use of medicines remains more than twice as high in animals as in humans.
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