'The end of modern medicine' may encourage alternative to antibiotics


Eric Nelson

By Eric Nelson

Could modern medicine, as we know it, be coming to an end?  According to Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization (WHO), absolutely. 

In remarks at a recent conference on combating antimicrobial resistance, Dr. Chan highlighted the fact that as bacteria continue to build up resistance to antibiotics, common infections could become deadly and diseases that were once curable will become more difficult and more expensive to treat.

But despite the outlook, there's hope. Click here to read this blog.

This blog by Eric Nelson was published on The Washington Times on March 23, 2012.

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