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David Wallinga, M.D.

Antibiotics arguably constitute one of the most important medical discoveries of the last century. Unfortunately, many antibiotics now are rapidly losing effectiveness as bacteria increasingly acquire resistance to multiple medicines. Routine feeding of antibiotics to animals raised for food promotes overuse and is one of the key drivers contributing to antibiotic resistance.

This article was originally published in Minnesota Medicine/October 2002, a monthly publication of the Minnesota Medical Association.