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Old 4th October 2018, 07:25 AM   #41
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Wired story on the raising of the price of an antibacterial

Wired "And their profit-making life span is limited, because they undermine themselves: As soon as a new compound is given to patients, bacterial infections begin to adapt to it, developing the defenses that we call antibiotic resistance. When resistance in any pathogen reaches a certain level, doctors cease to prescribe the drug, and its income stream drops away."
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