Superbugs Threaten Return to Medical 'Dark Ages,' Warns British PM

Wednesday, 02 Jul 2014 09:08 AM

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Saying the world could be "cast back into the dark ages of medicine," British Prime Minister David Cameron announced a panel review of why more anti-microbial drugs have not been developed to fight the growing threat of dangerous drug-resistant bugs, BBC News reports.
 
"If we fail to act, we are looking at an almost unthinkable scenario where antibiotics no longer work and we are cast back into the dark ages of medicine where treatable infections and injuries will kill once again," he said.
 
Experts from science, global health, finance, and industry will be on the panel, to be led by Jim O’Neill, an economist. Part of its task will be to encourage the creation of new drugs that fight virulent organisms.
 
"Penicillin was a great British invention by Alexander Fleming back in 1928," Cameron said. "It's good that Britain is taking the lead on this issue to solve what could otherwise be a really serious global health problem."

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