My strict regulations on antibiotic usage. Although, I like

My name is Youssouf Keita
and I am currently an undergraduate student at Lehman college located
in the Bronx pursing my bachelors in nursing. I’m writing you to
ask that you help enforce strict regulations on antibiotic usage.

Although, I like the idea of antibiotics saving many lives at risk of
dying not all people are lucky enough to recover fully when using
antibiotics causing them other risky side effects. The overwhelming
increase of antibiotic resistance in the world today is making it one
of the largest threats to healthcare.

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Based
on the Ted 2015 video speaker Maryn Mckenna stated that when the
first antibiotic penicillin was introduced in 1943 it didn’t take
long enough for the antibiotic resistance to be identified 2 years
later. Even a more recent drug dactinomycin resistance was also
identified not too far from when it was first discovered making
it seem like antibiotics are encouraging
the increase of bacterial resistances. A
project chartered by the British government
known as the Review on Antimicrobial
Resistance estimates
that the worldwide death toll
right now is 700,000 deaths a year
with a worldwide toll to be 10
million deaths a year by 2050 if we don’t take action now.

One of the most leading cause of these
bacterial resistances has a lot to deal with the abuse of the
antibiotics in both humans and animals. Which is why it must be
strictly regulated to help us in the fight to decrease the resistance
rate for antibiotics
being prescribed in our everyday lives.

“The
rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria poses a growing danger to the
health and safety of patients,”
said Senator Collins.

“By reducing the overuse of
antibiotics in agriculture, our bipartisan legislation will help
address one of the contributing factors to this problem.” This
topic isn’t something I figure would be easy for you or any other
senator to tackle but I’m asking that throughout
organizations between CDC, state health departments, college
universities and the food and drug administration we do something to
slow this down.