Thursday, 24 January 2019

Antibiotic resistance plan to fight 'urgent' global threat

Antibiotic resistance plan to fight 'urgent' global threat Drug-resistant superbugs are as big a threat as climate change, the health secretary will say as he unveils a new five-year plan to tackle the problem.

Overuse of antibiotics is making infections harder to treat and leading to thousands of deaths a year through drug-resistant superbugs.

The government plans to change the way it funds drug companies to encourage them to develop new medicines.

It is also increasing efforts to cut unnecessary use of the drugs. BBC News

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