A Race To Squash The Superbugs

Drugmakers finally go after the lethal new microbes

It's a chilling notion: deadly bacteria that drugs can't kill. These "superbugs" almost claimed the life of a 55-year-old diabetic being treated for a blood infection last winter at New Jersey's East Orange V.A. Medical Center. Doctors tried their most powerful antibiotics, yet nothing would defeat the relentless microbe.

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