The post-antibiotic era beckons

Fox, Robin
November 1996
Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine;Nov1996, Vol. 89 Issue 11, p602
Academic Journal
The article examines Stuart Levy's antibiotic paradox, which is the fact that miracle drugs tend to lose their power because of antibiotic misuse resulting in drug resistance in microorganisms. Levy's warning had previously not been heeded even by doctors. However, multiresistant microorganisms are now causing problems in hospitals.


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