Ethics, Antibiotics, and Public Policy
17 Pages Posted: 6 Oct 2016 Last revised: 5 Oct 2017
Date Written: October 1, 2017
The widespread use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture is encouraging the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant infections around the world. Our use of antibiotics is a global, inter-generational collective action problem. Public policies intended to solve the problem involve difﬁcult moral tradeoffs.
Keywords: antibiotics, antibiotic resistance
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