What Do We Do If The Drugs We’re Counting On Don’t Work?

Drug-resistant super germsSuper Germs – You can pick them up at the office, at the gym and even in your home.  These germs have developed a resistance to more and more medicines.

Swine flu, when it appeared, was resistant to a group of drugs often used to fight flu in the past. This drug resistance occurs when a virus mutates in such a way that makes drugs ineffective.  The primary cause of drug-resistant bacteria is our overuse and misuse of antibiotics, but mutations can also crop up spontaneously even when drugs aren’t over prescribed.

It’s frightening to think that the drugs we’re depending on are ineffective against these “bugs”.  There are even germs today that are resistant to all antibiotics. As more and more bugs, including some really nasty bacteria become resistant to our best drugs, concerns are rising.  Continue reading What Do We Do If The Drugs We’re Counting On Don’t Work?