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Global Misuse Of Antibiotics Leads To Drug Resistance

GlobalPost: Across the globe, getting antibiotics is barely harder than buying Pepsi
“…[T]he more [antibiotics] are used — and the more they are misused, for the wrong ailments or without completing an entire course — the less effective they become. Humanity is fast approaching a ‘post-antibiotic era,’ according to the World Health Organization. If unchecked, superbugs could reset the clock to a time when pneumonia, dog bites, and urinary tract infections were life-threatening afflictions, even in the healthiest countries…” (Winn, 5/9).

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