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Jul 18, 2018
Why overprescribing antibiotics is increasing fears of "super bugs."
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Drug-resistant infections threaten economy

Dec 26, 2016
The World Bank has stressed the threat of drug-resistant infections.
A pharmacist fills a prescription bottle of antibiotics. 
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Sherwin-Williams wants germ-killing walls in hospitals

Nov 3, 2015
The company says its new paint kills 99.9 percent of infection-causing bacteria.

Tyson cuts antibiotics in chickens, are hogs next?

Apr 28, 2015
Eliminating routine antibiotic use is most challenging in cattle

The Micky-D ripple effect

Mar 6, 2015
Now that McDonalds is promising us antibiotic free chicken, who else will join?

Merck invests in new antibiotics

Dec 8, 2014
Pharmaceutical companies have stayed away from developing new antibiotics even though deaths from drug-resistant infections are rising.

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Will farmers feed their livestock fewer antibiotics?

Dec 12, 2013
As the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, what are the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry?