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The rise of superbugs

Dangerous infections that are resistant to antibiotics are spreading and growing stronger, with dire consequences.

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Consumer Reports Launches Antibiotic Resistance Investigation

Consumer Reports releases a new report on antibiotic-resistant superbug infections, the first in a three-part series on America’s antibiotic crisis.

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Consumer Reports targets antibiotic-resistant superbugs

Consumer Reports announces its commitment to help rein in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The initiative kicks off with Consumer Reports President and CEO Marta Tellado participating in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. “Antibiotic-resistant infection is the health crisis of our generation,” Tellado says.

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How to Keep Antibiotics Working

Information and advice from Consumer Reports.

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Texas Scientists Find Antibiotic Resistance Blowing in Wind

“The study may help explain how bacteria that no longer respond to antibiotics could be spreading and causing hard-to-treat infections in humans.”

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Pressure Grows to Create Drugs for ‘Superbugs’

NYT’s Barry Meier writes: “Government officials, drug companies and medical experts, faced with outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” are pushing to speed up the approval of new antibiotics, a move that is raising safety concerns among some critics.”

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CBS Video: “Superbugs” becoming harder to fight

“Superbugs becoming harder to fight. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can kill patients, especially those too weak to fight back. One expert believes that unless we combat these new organisms we are close to returning to pre-antibiotic era mortality rates. Serena Altschul reports.”

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Cute science: Pandas can help fight superbugs

In the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, scientists have an unexpected new ally: The giant panda

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