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Is Indian Pharma Breeding Superbugs?

Badly handled waste from factories may be creating petri dishes for drug-resistant bacteria.

Over-prescribing of antibiotics isn't the only problem.

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Here’s a terrifying thought: A toxic stew of corporate neglect, lax regulators and a defensive government might be turning India’s water bodies into breeding grounds for drug-resistant “superbugs.” This, certainly, is what a series of recent reports and studies have suggested. And the Indian government’s response to the reports won’t set many minds at rest.

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