Approaching the Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance with Dr Lance Price

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Published Oct 14, 2021, 11:12 AM

Dr. Lance Price is a co-director at the Antibiotic Resistance Action Center—or ARAC—at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. ARAC was formed to research and educate people about the use and overuse of antibiotics in our food. Dr. Price’s research revolves around retracing the ecology, epidemiology, and evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and has been cited as a great resource in peer-reviewed journals.

Lance joins me to discuss antibiotic resistance and how it can become a global threat to public health. He describes possible ways humans can prevent antibiotic resistance, including regulating antibiotic use in agriculture. He shares where his passion for researching superbugs stemmed from. He explains how governments all over the world are imposing laws on antibiotic use. Dr. Price also discusses why he prefers to add humor each time he’s asked to present his thoughts on antibiotic overuse.

 

"Antibiotics aren't a zero-risk category of drugs." - Dr. Lance Price

 

This week on CTRL-ALT-Meat:

  • Why antibiotic resistance is the most significant public health crisis
  • Solutions to fixing antibiotic resistance
  • What antimicrobial resistance is and the scale of the problem
  • What motivated Dr. Price to study the use of antibiotics in farm animals and their dangers
  • The strict regulations applied to antibiotic usage in animals
  • Mainstream food industries and their commitment to antibiotic-free sources
  • How bacteria can become resistant to antibiotics.
  • Price’s thoughts on public health being politicized
  • What we learned from the pandemic and the steps we need to take regarding healthcare
  • Why Dr. Price uses humor to communicate his ideas
  • What Dr. Price wants users to take away from this episode

 

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