The Trouble with Antibiotics
October 14, 2014 // 53mFRONTLINE investigates the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance.
The Trouble with Chicken
May 12, 2015 // 54mFRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our poultry, and why the food-safety system isn't stopping the threat.
What's happened to Rerecich and Ricci since they survived life-threatening infections?
July 25, 2017
Each year, drug-resistant bacteria, or "superbugs," kill 700,000 people worldwide. By 2050, experts warn, that figure could reach as high as 10 million, more than cancer kills today.
May 18, 2016
The more antibiotics are prescribed, the more dangerous the threat from drug-resistant bacteria becomes. Now, a new study finds that roughly 47 million prescriptions are unnecessary.
May 4, 2016
More than 80 companies are calling on governments to help create a new economic framework to fight the rapidly accelerating threat posed by drug-resistant "superbugs."
January 21, 2016
An ambitious five-year plan aims to stem the spread of potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria, but some critics say the effort does not go far enough.
March 27, 2015
Contaminated medical scopes at a UCLA medical center may have exposed up to 179 people to a potentially deadly superbug.
February 19, 2015
Drug-resistant bacteria infect an estimated 2 million Americans, claiming about 23,000 lives each year.
January 27, 2015
Drug-resistant infections could cost 10 million deaths annually and up to $100 trillion by 2050, an economist projects.
December 10, 2014
A new study says 58,000 Indian infants died last year from antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
December 4, 2014
Last year, the CDC estimated that 23,000 people die annually in the U.S. and more than 2 million are sickened by resistant infections.
September 19, 2014
A drug-resistant world "is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century," according to a new report.
May 1, 2014
A bill to track drug-resistant infections has been introduced in Florida, inspired in part by FRONTLINE's "Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria."
March 28, 2014