Antibiotic resistance is a real problem, but is it the apocalyptic scenario painted by the media and politicians?
C+D spoke to Brendan Gilmore, professor of pharmaceutical microbiology at Queen's University Belfast, to answer this question and understand why this "ancient" phenomenon occurs.
In this C+D clinical podcast you will learn:
- The different mechanisms of resistance
- How human and animal use has "driven" resistance
- What steps should be taken to keep ahead of resistance
- The deficit in new antibiotic production and why "we need a sustainable pipeline of antibiotics"
- What research is being undertaken in this area
- The role of the pharmacist in helping to halt the emergence of antibiotic resistance
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