Special report: When the drugs don't work

"Are we about to start going backwards, to a pre-antibiotic era in which things like hip replacements, chemotherapy and intensive care are simply impossible? It's a big enough fear for the World Health Organization to devote this year's World Health Day on April 7 to antimicrobial resistance in a bid to safeguard these drugs for future generations."

Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler
Reuters
March 31, 2011

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