Antibiotic Resistance: When Drugs Don’t Work Anymore
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What happens when the medicine we rely on to fight infections stops working? Bacteria evolve, and some can develop into superbugs that repel antibiotics. To fight back, we need fresh remedies—but it’s been more than 30 years since a new type of antibiotic has made it to market. Meanwhile, more than 2 million Americans fall ill with an antibiotic-resistant infection each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 23,000 of them die. U.S. Army veteran Carl Romm was 27 when he lost his life because of drug-resistant bacteria. In this episode, his parents, Chris and Joyce Romm, share their story with Pew’s Laura Margison and discuss the importance of combating this global public health threat. To learn more, visit pewtrusts.org/afterthefact.
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The nation’s opioid epidemic has been making headlines, and much is required to curtail this public health crisis. In this episode, we hear more about the problems associated with opiate misuse and the path forward. Host Dan LeDuc talks with Cindy Reilly, director of Pew’s substance use prevention and treatment initiative, which works to expand access to treatment, and Dr. Shawn Ryan,... Read More
The digital revolution is transforming innovation, providing access to information in ways unheard of even a generation ago. Putting this knowledge to purpose is transforming how we live, communicate, and govern—and raising new issues about equality and fairness. In this episode, we rebroadcast a conversation by an expert panel that included contributors to Trend, The Pew Charitable... Read More