5 ways to avert Australia's looming antibiotic crisis (with thanks to Sweden)
The antibiotic resistance threat is real. In the years to come, we will no longer be able to treat and cure many infections we once could.
We’ve had no new classes of antibiotics in decades, and the development pipeline is largely dry. Each time we use antibiotics, the bacteria in our bodies become more resistant to the few antibiotics we still have.
The problem seems clear and the solution obvious: to prescribe our precious antibiotics only