Antibiotic Resistance - A Global Threat to Human Society

Sekhar, Sonal M (2012) Antibiotic Resistance - A Global Threat to Human Society. International Journal of Pharmaceutical Research . pp. 1-3.

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Abstract

Antibiotics, the right weapon to kill or control the growth of pathogenic bacteria could make miraculous cure for some of the untreatabale or even life threatening infectious diseases till last few years. The increased number of antibiotics made the choice of antibiotics for a particular infection. This emergence could not sharpen the weapon as the microbes are clever enough to produce some alterations in their structure or activity to withstand this thread. The saddest thing regarding the antibiotics as per the one who discovers them is that due to the development of resistances most of the antibiotics become obsolete within a short span of time which is not even sufficient to meet the expenses which they already spend. This might be the reason for not having newer antibiotics in the pipeline for the forthcoming decade. So this is the time to act more seriously otherwise we will land up on a stage where there will not be any appropriate antibiotic to treat the multidrug resistant bacteria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobials, Infection, superbugs
Subjects: Pharmacy > MCOPS Manipal > Pharmacy Practice
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2012 04:16
Last Modified: 15 Oct 2012 04:16
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77450

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