Yes we must prescribe fewer antibiotics, but we’re ignoring the consequences

Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest challenges facing mankind. We risk a future of common infections and minor injuries once again proving fatal – plus longer hospital stays and higher medical costs. Some infections are already no longer treatable with current drugs. Around 700,000 people die each year around the world as a result, and some studies predict 10m by 2050 – more than die from cancer.

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