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Kirtland Community College Library QR 177 .B67 2017 30775305528631 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781440839245
  • ISBN: 1440839247
  • ISBN: 9781440839252
  • Physical Description: print
    xvi, 207 pages ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Greenwood, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Section I. Overview and historical background of drug resistance. The science of drug resistance -- The role of human behavior in drug resistance -- The scope of the problem today -- Specific diseases -- Measures to combat drug resistance -- Section II. Contemporary issues and debates. Drug resistance as a national and international issue -- Changing physician and pharmacist behavior -- Changing patient behavior -- Balancing individual and societal rights -- Contributions of research to the fight against drug resistance -- Antibiotics in animal husbandry -- Section III. Resources. Primary documents -- Timeline -- Sources for further information.
Summary, etc.: "Written in clear, nontechnical language, this investigation of drug resistance provides readers with an overview of the scientific issues, the current scope of the problem nationally and globally, and the measures that can be taken to combat this public health crisis. Provides an accessibly written introduction to the science of drug resistance that addresses both the biology of how microbes become resistant and the social practices that can foster drug resistance. Summarizes information about the scope of drug resistance both in the United States and worldwide, allowing readers to understand this issue both as a national concern and in the global context. Suggests a number of measures that can be taken to combat drug resistance, from changes in individual behaviors to larger policy changes. Discusses complex ethical issues such as the need to weigh individual freedoms against societal rights in a balanced manner."
Subject: Drug resistance
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