Have you ever had a bacterial infection and needed a second round of antibiotics? Has your doctor ever changed your antibiotic a few days after prescribing one that didn’t seem to be clearing your infection? Maybe you or a loved one has battled an infection that is resistant to antibiotics. The truth is, antibiotics are losing their effectiveness and some bacteria are able to grow and change in ways that make them ineffective. In my new article published at Nupathe.com, I explain what causes antibiotics to become less effective and what researchers are doing to combat this growing crisis. Learn more in my new article, Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria – What Are We Doing To Stop It?
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