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Antibiotics Study

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NPR's Joe Palca reports that, according to research published in today's New England Journal of Medicine, harmful bacteria in meat and poultry are becoming more resistant to antibiotics. The practice of giving healthy livestock antibiotics to promote growth makes salmonella and similar organisms immune to the drugs.