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Opinion: Time for action on antibiotics

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It’s time to get serious about curbing the overuse of antibiotics — in farm animals as well as people.

The Centers for Disease Control recently confirmed a link between routine use of antibiotics in livestock and growing bacterial resistance that is killing at least 23,000 people a year, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

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It wasn’t so long ago that common infections were often deadly. The return of that time is closer than people realize.

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