The Future Of Antibiotic Treatments Featured

May 5, 2015

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The  speaker Wednesday(5/6) for  'Science On Tap' in Minocqua will discuss the overuse of antibiotics and what possible options might be around the corner.

Dr. Warren Rose is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. He says there has been news stories about recent lack of  development of antibiotic agents....

"...we're reaching a point where you have the emergence of antibiotic resistance at a time when there is limited new products coming out. It leaves patients at a crux of a problem that there is no treatment for them..."

Rose says  over prescription  builds resistance to drugs. He says sometimes antibiotics are prescribed when a patient has a viral infection which won't work but it does contribute to antibiotics become less effective the more they are used. He says misuse of antibiotics in agriculture also contributes to the problem.  But he says academia is looking at ways to develop new antibiotics out of nature.

Science on Tap is set for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Minocqua Brewing Company.

You can  watch the event on your computer, tablet or smartphone by clicking the Watch Science On Tap live button on their website.

The event is also Ustreamed live at the Minocqua Library.