How to respond to the antibiotics crisis

Radio National's Big Ideas programme on the antibiotic crisis featuring CO-ADD Dr Mark Blaskovich and Bond University Prof Chris Del Mar.

How to respond to the antibiotics crisis
Big Ideas with Paul Barclay, Wednesday 2 November 2016 8:05PM

It’s a bigger threat to the world than terrorism according to some health experts. Bacteria are becoming resistant to antibiotics at an accelerating pace. And that means that simple illnesses and surgeries could again end deadly – a step back into the dark age of medicine. There are two parts to the problem: We are currently using too much antibiotics – unnecessarily. And we’re not inventing new drugs fast enough.

Professor Chris Del Mar, Centre for Research in Evidence-Based Practice, Bond University
Dr Mark Blaskovich, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

Highlights of Will Antibiotics Run Out? presented by Bond University. 12 October 2016.

Listen the programme here.

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