PBS NewsHour

How crumbling antibiotics infrastructure risks public health

Clip: 07/30/2020 | 7m 58s | Video has closed captioning.

The antibiotics industry has suffered an alarming collapse that has become even more troubling as secondary bacterial infections threaten patients with COVID-19. Why has production of these vital medicines stagnated, and what can be done to address the problem? Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on why lifesaving drugs don't necessarily translate to lucrative businesses.

Aired: 07/30/20

Rating: NR

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