5 rules to tackle antibiotic resistance

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

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

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.