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By PBS NewsHour
As drug-resistant infections proliferate, financial barriers are preventing the pharmaceutical industry from investing in new drugs to fight off superbugs. Economics correspondent Paul Solman, in a series of reports with science correspondent Miles O'Brien, explores how researchers could be incentivized…
As current antibiotics begin to lose their punch, there’s an economic reality putting a damper on development. Since every use of an antibiotic drives resistance, and doctors are reluctant to use a drug until there's no alternative, why would a…
By Paul Solman
Dr. John Rex discusses the growing concerns around antibacterial resistance and why so many companies have stopped trying to create new drugs.
By Helen Branswell, STAT
The Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacteria may be developing resistance to the only two antibiotics left that can cure the sexually transmitted disease.
By Rebecca Lee
In 2010, farmers across the globe used more than 63, 000 tons of antibiotics annually, the study estimated.
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Signaling the seriousness of the threat posed by antibiotic-resistant germs, President Barack Obama on Thursday ordered the government to create a national plan to fight them by early 2015.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
The sheer amount of bacteria in and on your body weighs three to four pounds, the same weight as the human brain. But overuse of antibiotics is threatening the microbes our guts need, and possibly giving rise to modern plagues.
The Food and Drug Administration says 25 pharmaceutical companies are voluntarily phasing out the use of antibiotics for growth promotion in animals processed for meat.
The rise of the drone industry, FDA and antibiotics in livestock and school safety.
Proposals by the FDA may put a halt to the use of growth-promoting drugs in farm animals.
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