Walking a Tightrope: The Balance between Helping Patients Now without Risking the Future

January 11, 2017

(Science Daily) – Antibiotic use represents a special challenge, in which too much of a good thing can be dangerous to public health as a whole, and the overuse of antibiotics over the past few decades has led to resistant strains of bacteria. In other words, the bugs are getting stronger, and smarter, and the antibiotics we have can potentially stop working if we’re not careful about how we use them.