Patients heed warning on antibiotic resistance

People are becoming less inclined to pressurise their doctors into prescribingantibiotics for conditions such as sore throats, research has found. The survey of 100 GPs in England, Wales and Scotland for Crookes Healthcareshowed patients were getting the message that they do not always needantibiotics. More than half the GPs had reported less pressure from patientsfor antibiotics over the past two years. And one in five (20 per cent) had noted a definite reduction in requests forantibiotics, while 36 per cent had seen little reduction. But nearly one in 10 said the vast majority of their patients still expectedan antibiotic for a sore throat. The main reason for the decline was that more people were now prepared toleave without an antibiotic. Dr Ian Williamson, senior lecturer at Southampton University, said thesurvey showed concern over antibiotic resistance continued to grow among thepublic. But he added: “With nearly one third (31 per cent) of GPs saying thathalf their patients still expect an antibiotic for a sore throat, there isstill a need for further education of patients.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Patients heed warning on antibiotic resistanceOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. read more

Two Alpena Residents Arrested in Meth Drug Bust

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisTwo City of Alpena residents have been arrested for Conspiracy to Manufacture Meth.According to the Huron Undercover Narcotics Team, a 26-year-old Alpena man and a 28-year-old Alpena woman were arrested for Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.Hunt Lieutenant, Stuart Sharp said a search warrant was issued, and arrests were made Wednesday afternoon, after a two-month investigation revealed that the suspects made multiple purchases of pseudoephedrin.“Pseudoephedrine is the main product for Methamphetamine and there is a system where those people that purchase pseudoephedrine provide their information. They are only allowed to purchase a certain amount. Those logs are examined to find out if someone is abusing pseudoephedine. That is how we became aware of these people,” Sharp said.Lieutenant Sharp said the Meth trend in the community right now is very dangerous, and highly addictive.“The trends right now in narcotic use especially in our community are very dangerous and they’ve taken a turn from years ago, marijuana…which was a significant drug in our area.Now opiates and Methamphetamine have become apart of our community. Those are very, very highly addictive substances. So generally…heroin if you take it one time you have medically become addicted to it, Methamphetamine has become pretty much the same,” Sharp said.Three children under the age of seven were present inside of the residence during the bust.Sharp revealed that they have now been placed with family members through DHHS.Both suspects are still at the Alpena County Jail.The Alpena Prosecutors Office is expected to bring more charges after the investigation is reviewed.Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine is a felony and can result to up to 20 years in prison and or a $25,000 fine.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alpena arrest, Alpena County Jail, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, Drug Bust, Huron Undercover Narcotics Team, Meth Bust, Meth Drug BustContinue ReadingPrevious Thunder Bay International Film Festival Is Coming To Area ClassroomsNext Alpena Man Wins $500,000 On Scratch Ticketlast_img read more