vetsonline   Development of antibiotics a ‘double-edged sword’ David Cameron’s call for global action to tackle antibiotic resistance has been welcomed by the veterinary profession, but experts warn that a focus on new drugs is not enough to save us from returning to “the dark ages of medicine”. … “A one health approach is needed – humans and animals share common problems when it comes to antimicrobial resistance (AMR), therefore they need a common solution – yes, new antibiotics can be part of the solution but this can’t just be solved by pharmacology alone.” … Edinburgh academic and BMF advisor Tim Nuttal added: “Without also developing and implementing strategies to reduce antimicrobial use, to use these drugs more wisely, and to develop non-antibiotic ways to manage bacterial infections, we could find ourselves in exactly the same position. It is also disappointing that the One Health nature of antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance hasn’t been given more prominence.” Please see