Monday, March 10, 2014

What if Antibiotics Stopped Working?

Source: Women's Health
What if antibiotics stopped working? This is an important clinical care and public health question. 

Here is nice article written for the public in Women's Health magazine, featuring my good friend and colleague Dr. Michael Edmond.

Here is a recent publication in the MMWR on the overuse of antibiotics in hospital settings. Tackling the aftermath of antibiotic overuse, particularly in hospitals, will require us to get our house in order. The development of new antimicrobials will also be of paramount importance in the fight against drug resistant bacteria.  

Not to sound too doom and gloom, but the sad truth is that some people will die of antibiotic resistant pathogens. 

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