26 Jun 2019

Superbugs. A doctor's fight against antibiotic-resistance

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 26 June 2019
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Our anti-biotics are starting to fail us - with some predictions that in the next quarter of a century there could be more deaths from super bugs than heart disease or cancer.

Dr. Matt McCarthy is an infectious disease doctor at Weill Cornell Medical College, a staff physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the author of "Superbugs: The Race To Stop An Epidemic."

He's also got first hand knowledge of the hoops you have to go through to get new drugs approved.