China Can Lead the Fight on Superbugs

By 2050, more people could be dying because of antibiotic resistance than cancer.

We're taking too many antibiotics.

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One of the most potent threats to global economic prosperity is too little discussed. Resistance to antibiotics, caused in large part by overuse and misuse, is already well established and recognized by specialists as a problem -- but it doesn't yet frighten the public. It should.

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