Money Roundup: The End of Antibiotics Edition

by Michael on Oct 27, 2013

It’s Halloween week, so here’s something kind of scary… According to Dr. Arjun Srinivasan of the CDC:

“We are quickly running out of therapies to treat some of these infections that previously had been eminently treatable. There are bacteria that we encounter […] that are resistant to nearly all — or, in some cases, all — the antibiotics that we have available to us…

For a long time, there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about “The end of antibiotics, question mark?” Well, now I would say you can change the title to “The end of antibiotics, period.”

We’re here. We’re in the post-antibiotic era. There are patients for whom we have no therapy, and we are literally in a position of having a patient in a bed who has an infection, something that five years ago even we could have treated, but now we can’t.”

And it’s only going to get worse from here. Something to look forward to, huh?

And now… Here are some articles that caught my eye this past week:

That’s it. Hope you had a great weekend.


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