New Antibiotics Needed to Fight Nightmare Superbug

CRE sickens thousands of Americans each year, but no new classes of drugs to treat it are in clinical development

New Antibiotics Needed to Fight Nightmare Superbug
Finding new antibiotics is proving difficult
Finding new antibiotics is proving difficult
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Why Can’t We Find New Antibiotics?

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As news headlines repeatedly remind us, humanity is falling behind in its long battle with bacterial diseases. The more we use antibiotics, the less effective they become, and we are quickly running out of drugs that can treat increasingly resistant infections. Sooner or later, bacteria will evolve to resist every antibiotic we have.

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The Critical Need for New Antibiotics

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In the U.S., there are not enough antibiotics in development to meet current and anticipated patient needs.

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Gonorrhea Could Soon Become Untreatable

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Just one antibiotic treatment option remains, and few new drugs are in development.