5 rules to tackle antibiotic resistance

'Radical approach' needed, with resistance to new drugs developing within 2-3 years

Simply prescribing fewer antibiotics and finding new drugs could spell “disaster” in the battle against antibiotic resistance, a UK researcher has warned.

Microbial resistance

Dr Ben Raymond (PhD) of the University of Exeter says that while these are important steps, a more radical approach is needed to combat resistance, which can become widespread to a new drug in just 2-3 years.

He’s outlined five rules to promote the “sustainable use” of antibiotics in order to manage microbial resistance, in a study published in the journal