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9 eye-opening facts about antibiotic resistance

Discovery slowed while bacteria are growing resistant

Over the last 40 years, few new antibiotics were discovered. At the same time, bacteria are developing antibiotic resistance, where antibiotics are less able to damage the cells of bacteria.

  • Vancomycin was first prescribed in 1972, and then vancomycin-resistant bacteria surfaced in 1988.
  • Imipenem came out in 1985, and resistance was seen in 1998.
  • Daptomycin came out in 2003, and resistance was noticed by 2004.

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