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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria: Who is winning the battle?
January 7, 2005

Physicians and clinicians face an ongoing challenge: to keep up with increasingly stubborn, resistant bacteria that cause significant infections. The more exposure bacteria have to our available antibiotics, the higher their chances of evolution into a resistant form, with serious effects on medical care.The heavy use of antibiotics, from hand soap ingredients to prescriptions, for conditions that won’t even respond to an antibiotic is fostering the proliferation of these heavy-duty bugs. Over the past 10 years, the number of resistant bacteria has proliferated at an alarming rate.One mechanism of response is to reduce the overuse of antibiotics in general — something we can all help … » More …