Call to focus on antibiotics misuse

A doctor has said curbing antibiotic misuse is more important than the war on illegal recreational drugs

A doctor has said curbing antibiotic misuse is more important than the war on illegal recreational drugs

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Ministers should call off the "unwinnable" war on illegal drugs and instead focus attention on curbing global antibiotic misuse, a health expert said.

Highlighting the "severe" public health problem arising from antibiotic resistance, Dr Jonny Anomaly, of America's Duke University, said that governments around the world have "squandered" money by criminalising the use of recreational drugs.

The philosophy, politics and economics expert said that policymakers should "stop wasting resources" trying to fight the "morally dubious" war on recreational drugs such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin and shift their attention to the misuse of antibiotics.

He said that antibiotic resistance is "compromising the health of people around the world" and called on health officials to regulate the use of such drugs.

Recently, the Government's Chief Medical Officer warned that resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest threats to modern health. Many antibiotics are being used unnecessarily for mild infections, helping to create resistance, said Professor Dame Sally Davies.

Writing in the Journal of Medical Ethics, Dr Anomaly says: "Policymakers should stop wasting resources trying to fight an unwinnable and morally dubious war against recreational drug users, and start shifting their attention to the serious threat posed by our collective misuse of antibiotics."

He adds: "We should call off the 'war on drugs' and consider more humane and less intrusive alternatives for helping drug addicts. By contrast, the use of antibiotics creates a global, inter-generational collective action problem in which the consumption choices of each person have significant welfare effects on others.

"This suggests that there is a much stronger justification for governments to regulate the use of antimicrobial drugs than there is for regulating recreational drugs.

"Yet in many countries around the world, antibiotics are either sold over the counter or casually dispensed without much consideration of the social consequences.

"Instead of a fully free market for antibiotics, I have argued that we should think hard about how to regulate them in a way that carefully balances individual liberty and public health."

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9:54am Sun 8 Sep 13

Dan Soton says...

Prof Dame Sally Davies your Highly Toxic Fluoridation Chemicals are being used to KILL Thousands Of Innocent Syrians..




BRITAIN SENT POISON GAS CHEMICALS TO ASSAD: PROOF THAT THE UK DELIVERED SARIN AGENT TO SYRIAN REGIME FOR SIX YEARS

By MARK NICOL
00:33, 8 September 2013

British companies sold chemicals to Syria that could have been used to produce the deadly nerve agent that killed 1,400 people, The Mail on Sunday can reveal today.

Between July 2004 and May 2010 the Government issued five export licences to two companies, allowing them to sell Syria SODIUM FLUORIDE, which is used to make sarin.

Last night the BIS refused to answer questions regarding how much SODIUM FLUORIDE was bought and sold – or which companies were involved.

Intelligence expert Richard Kemp, a former member of the Government's COBRA emergency committee, said last night: 'President Assad would undoubtedly have diverted legitimately exported supplies of SODIUM FLUORIDE in order to make chemical weapons

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Prof Dame Sally Davies your Highly Toxic Fluoridation Chemicals are being used to KILL Thousands Of Innocent Syrians.. BRITAIN SENT POISON GAS CHEMICALS TO ASSAD: PROOF THAT THE UK DELIVERED SARIN AGENT TO SYRIAN REGIME FOR SIX YEARS By MARK NICOL 00:33, 8 September 2013 British companies sold chemicals to Syria that could have been used to produce the deadly nerve agent that killed 1,400 people, The Mail on Sunday can reveal today. Between July 2004 and May 2010 the Government issued five export licences to two companies, allowing them to sell Syria SODIUM FLUORIDE, which is used to make sarin. Last night the BIS refused to answer questions regarding how much SODIUM FLUORIDE was bought and sold – or which companies were involved. Intelligence expert Richard Kemp, a former member of the Government's COBRA emergency committee, said last night: 'President Assad would undoubtedly have diverted legitimately exported supplies of SODIUM FLUORIDE in order to make chemical weapons - http://www.dailymail .co.uk/news/article- 2415081/Britain-sent -poison-gas-chemical s-Assad-Proof-UK-del ivered-Sarin-agent-S yrian-regime-SIX-yea rs.html ... Dan Soton
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9:56am Sun 8 Sep 13

Dan Soton says...

Prof Dame Sally Davies here's a ticking time-bomb of your own making



Forced Medication



1) Vitamin D supplements are not recommended for people who get enough vitamin D from their diets, overdose causes hypercalcemia and ULTIMATELY RENAL FAILURE, yet you order Birmingham's doctors/parents to mass medicate vitamin D.. targeting pregnant mothers andunder-fives


2) Rickets returns to Birmingham, WHY?.. it's well known that Fluoride binds with calcium in the blood stream and after just a few days of heavy exposure makes bones frail, even causing teeth to crumble.. knowing that why do you evcat exposeing fetus's and under-five to Water Fluoridation?..




VITAMIN SCHEME LAUNCHED AS RICKETS RETURNS TO BIRMINGHAM

24 Feb 2011 00:00

CHILDREN and pregnant women across Birmingham are being targeted in a free vitamin drive after the re-emergence of a Victorian poverty disease.

Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, warned parents to give all under-fives vitamin D supplements for diseases such as rickets last month.

http://www.birmingha
mmail.co.uk/news/loc
al-news/vitamin-sche
me-launched-as-ricke
ts-returns-149080




FLUORIDE & RICKETS

High levels of fluoride have repeatedly been found to cause rickets. The relationship was first identified in the 1930s, Birmingham introduced Water Fluoridation in the 1960s.

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http://www.fluoridea
lert.org/studies/ost
eoid03/





FLUOROSIS OR RICKETS?



http://poisonfluorid
e.com/pfpc/html/rick
ets.html







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Prof Dame Sally Davies here's a ticking time-bomb of your own making Forced Medication 1) Vitamin D supplements are not recommended for people who get enough vitamin D from their diets, overdose causes hypercalcemia and ULTIMATELY RENAL FAILURE, yet you order Birmingham's doctors/parents to mass medicate vitamin D.. targeting pregnant mothers andunder-fives 2) Rickets returns to Birmingham, WHY?.. it's well known that Fluoride binds with calcium in the blood stream and after just a few days of heavy exposure makes bones frail, even causing teeth to crumble.. knowing that why do you evcat exposeing fetus's and under-five to Water Fluoridation?.. VITAMIN SCHEME LAUNCHED AS RICKETS RETURNS TO BIRMINGHAM 24 Feb 2011 00:00 CHILDREN and pregnant women across Birmingham are being targeted in a free vitamin drive after the re-emergence of a Victorian poverty disease. Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, warned parents to give all under-fives vitamin D supplements for diseases such as rickets last month. http://www.birmingha mmail.co.uk/news/loc al-news/vitamin-sche me-launched-as-ricke ts-returns-149080 FLUORIDE & RICKETS High levels of fluoride have repeatedly been found to cause rickets. The relationship was first identified in the 1930s, Birmingham introduced Water Fluoridation in the 1960s. - http://www.fluoridea lert.org/studies/ost eoid03/ FLUOROSIS OR RICKETS? http://poisonfluorid e.com/pfpc/html/rick ets.html .. Dan Soton
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10:04am Sun 8 Sep 13

Dan Soton says...

Prof Dame Sally Davies here's a ticking time-bomb of your own making



Forced Medication



1) Vitamin D supplements are not recommended for people who get enough vitamin D from their diets, overdose causes hypercalcemia and ULTIMATELY RENAL FAILURE, yet you order Birmingham's doctors/parents to mass medicate vitamin D.. targeting pregnant mothers and under-fives


2) Rickets returns to Birmingham, WHY?.. it's well known that Fluoride binds with calcium in the blood stream and after just a few days of heavy exposure makes bones frail, even causing teeth to crumble.. knowing that why do you advocate exposing fetus's and under-five to Water Fluoridation?..




VITAMIN SCHEME LAUNCHED AS RICKETS RETURNS TO BIRMINGHAM

24 Feb 2011 00:00

CHILDREN and pregnant women across Birmingham are being targeted in a free vitamin drive after the re-emergence of a Victorian poverty disease.

Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, warned parents to give all under-fives vitamin D supplements for diseases such as rickets last month.

http://www.birmingha
mmail.co.uk/news/loc
al-news/vitamin-sche
me-launched-as-ricke
ts-returns-149080




FLUORIDE & RICKETS

High levels of fluoride have repeatedly been found to cause rickets. The relationship was first identified in the 1930s, Birmingham introduced Water Fluoridation in the 1960s.

-

http://www.fluoridea
lert.org/studies/ost
eoid03/





FLUOROSIS OR RICKETS?



http://poisonfluorid
e.com/pfpc/html/rick
ets.html













..
Prof Dame Sally Davies here's a ticking time-bomb of your own making Forced Medication 1) Vitamin D supplements are not recommended for people who get enough vitamin D from their diets, overdose causes hypercalcemia and ULTIMATELY RENAL FAILURE, yet you order Birmingham's doctors/parents to mass medicate vitamin D.. targeting pregnant mothers and under-fives 2) Rickets returns to Birmingham, WHY?.. it's well known that Fluoride binds with calcium in the blood stream and after just a few days of heavy exposure makes bones frail, even causing teeth to crumble.. knowing that why do you advocate exposing fetus's and under-five to Water Fluoridation?.. VITAMIN SCHEME LAUNCHED AS RICKETS RETURNS TO BIRMINGHAM 24 Feb 2011 00:00 CHILDREN and pregnant women across Birmingham are being targeted in a free vitamin drive after the re-emergence of a Victorian poverty disease. Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, warned parents to give all under-fives vitamin D supplements for diseases such as rickets last month. http://www.birmingha mmail.co.uk/news/loc al-news/vitamin-sche me-launched-as-ricke ts-returns-149080 FLUORIDE & RICKETS High levels of fluoride have repeatedly been found to cause rickets. The relationship was first identified in the 1930s, Birmingham introduced Water Fluoridation in the 1960s. - http://www.fluoridea lert.org/studies/ost eoid03/ FLUOROSIS OR RICKETS? http://poisonfluorid e.com/pfpc/html/rick ets.html .. Dan Soton
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10:07am Sun 8 Sep 13

Dan Soton says...

Prof Dame Sally Davies here's a ticking time-bomb of your own making



Forced Medication



1) Vitamin D supplements are not recommended for people who get enough vitamin D from their diets, overdose causes hypercalcemia and ULTIMATELY RENAL FAILURE, yet you order Birmingham's doctors/parents to mass medicate vitamin D.. targeting pregnant mothers and under-fives


2) Rickets returns to Birmingham, WHY?.. it's well known that Fluoride binds with calcium in the blood stream and after just a few days of heavy exposure makes bones frail, even causing teeth to crumble.. knowing that why do you advocate exposing fetuses and under-five to Water Fluoridation?..




VITAMIN SCHEME LAUNCHED AS RICKETS RETURNS TO BIRMINGHAM

24 Feb 2011 00:00

CHILDREN and pregnant women across Birmingham are being targeted in a free vitamin drive after the re-emergence of a Victorian poverty disease.

Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, warned parents to give all under-fives vitamin D supplements for diseases such as rickets last month.

http://www.birmingha
mmail.co.uk/news/loc
al-news/vitamin-sche
me-launched-as-ricke
ts-returns-149080




FLUORIDE & RICKETS

High levels of fluoride have repeatedly been found to cause rickets. The relationship was first identified in the 1930s, Birmingham introduced Water Fluoridation in the 1960s.

-

http://www.fluoridea
lert.org/studies/ost
eoid03/





FLUOROSIS OR RICKETS?



http://poisonfluorid
e.com/pfpc/html/rick
ets.html













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..
Prof Dame Sally Davies here's a ticking time-bomb of your own making Forced Medication 1) Vitamin D supplements are not recommended for people who get enough vitamin D from their diets, overdose causes hypercalcemia and ULTIMATELY RENAL FAILURE, yet you order Birmingham's doctors/parents to mass medicate vitamin D.. targeting pregnant mothers and under-fives 2) Rickets returns to Birmingham, WHY?.. it's well known that Fluoride binds with calcium in the blood stream and after just a few days of heavy exposure makes bones frail, even causing teeth to crumble.. knowing that why do you advocate exposing fetuses and under-five to Water Fluoridation?.. VITAMIN SCHEME LAUNCHED AS RICKETS RETURNS TO BIRMINGHAM 24 Feb 2011 00:00 CHILDREN and pregnant women across Birmingham are being targeted in a free vitamin drive after the re-emergence of a Victorian poverty disease. Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, warned parents to give all under-fives vitamin D supplements for diseases such as rickets last month. http://www.birmingha mmail.co.uk/news/loc al-news/vitamin-sche me-launched-as-ricke ts-returns-149080 FLUORIDE & RICKETS High levels of fluoride have repeatedly been found to cause rickets. The relationship was first identified in the 1930s, Birmingham introduced Water Fluoridation in the 1960s. - http://www.fluoridea lert.org/studies/ost eoid03/ FLUOROSIS OR RICKETS? http://poisonfluorid e.com/pfpc/html/rick ets.html .. .. Dan Soton
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