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We’re still using the 'Model T' of antibiotics — here’s why that’s a problem

If you go to the doctor with an infection, you might get sent home with the same drug you were prescribed decades ago. And that could become a problem as the bacteria that invades our bodies start to become resistant to that antibiotic. An estimated 23,000 Americans died in 2013 from bacterial infections that didn't respond to antibiotics, and bacteria have even begun developing resistance against antibiotics that are used as last resorts.
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