Stop Whining About Antibiotic Abuse
We can win our battle against bacteria. Here's how.
Nevertheless, unlike conventional drug development, this research has the potential to open new avenues for countless treatments. It's a completely new way of thinking about fighting disease. And the cost of antibiotic resistance is difficult to ignore. Treating a patient who has garden-variety TB costs $12,000; treating one with a drug-resistant strain costs $180,000. The annual cost of antibiotic resistance may be as high as $30 billion annually. It's time to learn something from the bacteria: adapt to survive.