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  • nowwhat654 nowwhat654 Jun 13, 2013 12:18 PM Flag

    google UK raises alarm on deadly rise of superbugs

    This was published a few days ago. The UK is needing new antibiotics NOW... Don't worry about this dip in share price as the tide is turning very rapidly...

    "But the supply has dried up. The number of new drugs in the pipeline is at an all-time low as research was shelved in favour of more profitable drugs in the 1990s, coupled with the difficulties in discovering new medication."

    "This summer, the European Medicines Agency will overturn this system by allowing trials of antibiotics to be done differently. Trials will no longer need to recruit people with the same infection in the same place.

    Instead, they can pool people with infections at any body area, such as the lungs, stomach, or skin, as long as they are caused by the same bug. The shift means trials can be run much faster, said Rex. The US Food and Drug Administration is expected to make similar changes to its guidelines."

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