Pharmaceutical companies must invent new antibiotics – or it will be worse than Covid

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Saturday 20 November 2021 17:14
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<p>‘Pharmaceutical companies must be more creative and invent new antibiotics’ </p>

‘Pharmaceutical companies must be more creative and invent new antibiotics’

Danilo Lo Fo Wong is right to suggest that antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is another silent pandemic that poses an existential threat to humankind. AMR could practically cause more horrifying repercussions than Covid-19 and potentially climate change too.

Simple surgical procedures like tooth extraction could result in septicemia and eventually death, so pharmaceutical companies must be more creative to invent new antibiotics. But this won’t stamp out the crisis until we use existing antibiotics more astutely, whether for humans or animals.

Dr Munjed Farid Al Qutob

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