Dear <<First Name>>,
The first time I read a headline that stated something like, "US Healthcare is So Expensive That People are Buying Fish Antibiotics" was before I was floxed. This isn't news, but there are multiple articles covering the topic in December 2019 (The Guardian and The Smithsonian, for example).
This is alarming, not only because of growing antibiotic resistance, especially due to antibiotic residue in the water (YES - make sure you are buying filtered water or get a good RO-system for your home), but it's also alarming because many of these fish antibiotics are fluoroquinolones.
I have seen pictures of "Fish Cipro," which is clearly ciprofloxacin (or name-brand Cipro, doesn't really matter) and "MoxiFish," which could be either moxifloxacin or amoxicillin.
According to some reviews on Amazon, people are definitely still taking these if they can't afford health insurance or they lose their job and they don't want to die of bronchitis, which is fair. Oh man, how I wish herbalism wasn't so stigmatized in Western cultures. All floxies (and spoonies) know that herbalism works and you can eat a clove of raw garlic or a spoonful of raw honey OR grab some oregano oil instead with better results.
We've decided to discuss American Healthcare and its lack of affordability in Floxed because it is so important and integral to this issue. Floxed is mostly shot in the USA and Canada, but Fluoroquinolone Toxicity is on a global scale. I have yet to meet someone who was floxed from fish antibiotics, but if you have, or you know someone who takes antibiotics meant for animals, please reach out to us. We would be very interested in speaking to you.
Obviously don't take fish antibiotics, for multiple reasons, but most importantly because you could get floxed.
Have a great weekend!
Floxie, Director, and Producer of 'Floxed'