Mike Misocky


Even though some hospitals have initiated programs aimed at curbing inappropriate antibiotic use, present day circumstances warrant a comprehensive approach to the pending epidemic. In an era where managed care organizations are prevalent and the crux of health care takes place in the community, the opportunity exists for a legal remedy to halt the progression of a possible "superbug" tyranny. This article sets forth the Antibiotic Resistance Epidemic in Part 11. Parts III and IV discuss the causative agents while emphasizing the need for a regulatory attack to the problem. The remainder of this article concentrates on a proposal to extend Ohio statutory regulations to address the antibiotic resistance problem in Parts V and VI, while dissecting the oppositions concerns about the prohibitive measure in Part VII