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Why Can’t We Find New Antibiotics?

Antibiotics save millions of lives, but bacteria are constantly evolving to beat the drugs we use to fight them. 

Eventually, bacteria may become resistant to every form of antibiotic we have. That’s why finding new antibiotics is so important, but serious scientific barriers stand in the way. 

See the challenges that scientists face in their search for new antibiotics—and what we can do to overcome them.

Learn more about antibiotic resistance here:

http://www.pewtrusts.org/en/projects/antibiotic-resistance-project.

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