Controversy over antibiotic application requirements 2

Controversy over antibiotic application requirements

With five requests, CSU's parliamentary group wants to take action to prevent deaths from multidrug-resistant bacteria this week. This includes reducing the use of antibiotics in everyday life, even in agriculture. Researchers call the careless use of antibiotics the reason pathogens become resistant. On Thursday, CSU's proposals are on the agenda for the plenary, but one of them is already under discussion. It requires the state government to have a study that looks at how antibiotic use can be reduced – and, if possible, even homeopathic remedies play a "positive role".

According to research by CSU envoys, in the area of ​​ear, nose and throat diseases it could be shown that "the use of classical homeopathy also prevented the use of antibiotics and improved defense against infection" could be achieved. Even in seriously septic patients – that is, patients in whom the body's immune system has already damaged organs and tissues – the study suggests that homeopathic treatment "may be a useful treatment."

Ruth Waldmann, spokeswoman for the SPD faction, confuses this argument a bit: "My mouth is open," she said Tuesday. "If something really has a proven effect on homeopathy, then it's a share of speech medicine, a holistic view of the patient," she said. This is good for many people. "I also advocate leaving it to people," Waldmann emphasized. "But even thinking about using sepsis instead of antibiotics in severe sepsis couldn't be understood. In that sense, many letters would have already arrived." It's really a fire, "said Waldmann. Bernhard Seidenath (CSU), chairman of the health committee. does not understand the excitement: "This is not a study of homeopathy, but a study of reduced antibiotic use." It was important to "research everything", which helps to avoid antibiotic resistance.