Taking Care of Our Most Precious Drugs

Antibiotics are lifesavers. These 20th-century drugs can save lives within hours, often given as just a handful of pills or an injection. But the germs they fight often fight back and evolve quickly. They develop what’s known as antimicrobial resistance, and then the drugs people use to treat infections become worthless. This happens naturally, but people […]

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Maggie Fox is a journalist with more than 40 years experience reporting from around the world. She’s worked for Reuters, CNN, NBC, ABC, and various newspapers, reporting from Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and, for the past 25 years, on medicine, science, and global health from Washington, DC.

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