Physicians Sign Open Letter Calling for New Tactics in Response to Dangerous Rise in Antibiotic Resistance
By: The American Institute of Homeopathy
WASHINGTON - July 26, 2016 - PRLog -- In an Open Letter to the medical community, integrative medical specialists from the U.S. today called for immediate action to confront the greatest medical challenge in generations - the end of the antibiotic era.
This call comes in response to news that scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research have just confirmed that newly investigated bacterium, taken from a woman in Pennsylvania with a persistent urinary tract infection, contained genetic mutations making it impervious to all known antibiotic treatments. This genetic mutation was found on a plasmid — a tiny piece of DNA that can be readily snapped off and attached to other bacteria — suggesting that it could easily jump to additional E. coli or to other disease causing bacteria.
Citing new research from a dozen nanoscience laboratories in the U.S., France, Italy, Russia and India, the Open Letter calls for "a collaborative effort to investigate the efficacy of homeopathic medicine in the treatment of patients with these increasingly dangerous infections whereby homeopathic medicine is used as an adjunct to conventional therapies."
The letter goes on to state that the signatories of the Open Letter have "repeatedly used homeopathic medicine to effectively and safely treat patients with a wide range of ailments, including serious, and in some cases, life threatening bacterial and viral infections, without the risk of creating further drug resistant organisms."
It is now estimated that antibiotic resistant infections may kill an estimated 10 million people a year and cost the world's economies some $100 trillion annually by the year 2050. Dr. Margaret Chan of the World Health Organization has recently stated that Earth may be approaching a time "when things as common as strep throat or a child's scratched knee could once again kill."
Peter Gold / American Institute of Homeopathy