Is OTC phage therapy safe and effective?

Phage therapy has not been shown to be safe and effective for any condition or disease. Phage therapy has been around for nearly a hundred years. There are many scientific reports of its efficacy in treating infections, but these reports are uniformly of low quality and do not meet modern standards for clinical evidence. The Read More …

Lipstick on the Pig

The rise of antibiotic resistance regularly prompts calls for another look at phage therapy, a phenomenon that dates back at least to the 1960s. Although resistance rates have skyrocketed in the intervening decades, phage therapy remains decidedly earthbound. Bacteriophage are viruses that infect and (often) kill bacteria. Phage therapy was intensively pursued in the 1920s. Read More …