Dr. Arjun Srinivasan: We’ve Reached “The End of Antibiotics, Period” – Hunting the Nightmare...
The CDC doctor says we need to create a new model to fight drug resistance.
F"or the past half century, we should have been treating our antibiotics like weapons of mass destruction - tools of last resort only to be used in emergencies, with great hesitation, and only when absolutely necessary. The industry and the doctors responded: antibiotics were too profitable and the risk seemed too distant. Now we have no weapons; we're helpless and the world is again going to be a scary place where a cut or a scrape can land you in a hospital or in a mortuary.
For the first time in the memory of anyone alive today, we're going to see medical science step backwards. We're going to be more vulnerable tomorrow than we are today, and we did it to ourselves." - a commentorPosted on 2013-10-23T16:14:52+0000