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12/24/2003

Pretest Antibiotics

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  Ever had Angina or some other illness where you had to take antibiotics? Antibiotics can be a great thing, but they always overburden your entire organism, and these days it happens pretty often that they don't work because what you are trying to cure is already resistant against this particular medication. So you have to try a different brand of antibiotics, do more harm to your body etc.
  I simply wonder why it's necessary to use your own body as a laboratory to test this. Should be entirely possible to put a few of those bacteria into a glass and see if they can be killed with this particular drug at all, then only take it if it works. I know this will be more expensive than eating pills at random, but maybe this could be offered at least to wealthier patients, and once it's established it can become a standard for everyone later on.
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