English doctors have the thumbscrews applied.

This seems harder to do in some countries elsewhere in the world but I fear that they will try to make things harder here too. When I recently quoted NICE guidelines as saying that "Tho Shalt Not prescribe antibiotics to anyone who is still breathing or who has a detectable heartbeat" or else the bint that's the Chief Medical Officer for England - Dame Sally Davies - will cut bits off of their anatomy; you all thought I was joking. Well, look at this link:

GPs praised for 'dramatic' cut in antibiotic prescriptions - 


Yes, the bint has done it. They are all terrified of her and I can't think why. Her first husband baled out while still alive. Her second husband was dead within a year and I believe that the third husband is officially alive but is in fact a stuffed and mounted item. He was never allowed to speak anyway.

Remember, all but a small percentage of all antibiotics used throughout the world are used on the animals that we eat. It is OK to give a well animal antibiotics to stop it getting Ill but don't you dare think of giving antibiotics to ill humans to make them well. Well, isn't that sick?



Supaguy, I must slightly disagree with you here: antibiotics were much overprescribed here, but very often for the wrong reasons.  I have heard people say that they must go to see their GP to get some antibiotics for their child who has a bad cold, or a cough that is going down onto their lungs, whatever is meant by that. 

What is really needed is time for thev GP to properly examine the patient and discover what is really the problem, and be firm with people who want antibiotics when they are really suffering from a virus.

Then, of course, no animal should be given prophylactic antibiotics just to make them grow fatter or more quickly.  That is why I never buy or eat non-organic meat, milk or eggs....................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.