In the United States, the healthcare system in the present time is completely broken as per a study which evidences that a few people have been buying the fish antibiotics through online sources for using it themselves because presumably they cost less than visiting a doctor and getting a proper prescription done.
The researchers from a university have examined the reviews which have been made online across 24 websites which are going to sell nine different types of fish antibiotics. Among the reviews, 2,300 of them, they looked at the 55 reviews which had seemed to indicate that the medicines were being bought for use by humans. Although these reviews were occasional, they seemed to get more attentions and approvals from the other users than the typical ones did. This team had found also a minimum of one retailer who had assured the customers that it was okay to use them and humans can easily consume these medicines.
The researches which are still in their preliminary stage had been presented on Wednesday.
One of the researchers has said that although the consumption of these antibiotics is low any consumption of the antibiotics which are meant for animals is a cause for concern.
The cause for these people to turn to these fish drugs has not yet been made clear. A team though has noted that these drugs are not regulated than the ones which are sold to humans or livestock or even to the pets.
They are much cheaper than the ones meant for humans and it was found that 30 capsules of 500 gm of the drug was only sold for $8.99 while for humans it is going to cost around $32.