What others are saying

Ramanan Laxminarayan

Antibiotic drugs save lives. But we simply use them too much - and often for non-lifesaving purposes, like treating the flu and even raising cheaper chickens. The result, says researcher professor Ramanan Laxminarayan, is that the drugs will stop working for everyone, as the bacteria they target grow more and more resistant.

Joakim Larsson

Professor Joakim Larsson from the University of Gothenburg speaks on 'Our Drugs in their Water'. Where do the drugs we use come from, and what happens with the waste from their production? A daunting journey from Sweden to India and the pollution of active substances affecting the environment in so many ways.

Maryn McKenna

What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more?

Penicillin changed everything. Infections that had previously killed were suddenly quickly curable. Yet as Maryn McKenna shares in this sobering talk, we've squandered the advantages afforded us by that and later antibiotics. Drug-resistant bacteria mean we're entering a post-antibiotic world — and it won't be pretty. There are, however, things we can do ... if we start right now.

Further references

WHO

Antimicrobial resistance: global report on surveillance 2014

 

US CDC – US Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Learn about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in the US.

 

ECDC - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Learn about antibiotics and antibiotic resistance in the EU

 

Pew Charitable Trust

Find out about the Pew's antibiotic resistance project and how it supports policies that would help to fight AMR.

 

Innovative Medicines Initiative

The IMI-funded COMBACTE project, which aims to give antibiotic drug development a much-needed boost by pioneering new ways of designing and implementing efficient clinical trials for novel antibiotics.

 

National Resources Defense Council

Find out more about meat and superbugs from the NRDC.

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