Sunday, July 1, 2018


   Ottawa Citizen:  He stumbled upon stories of others in similar circumstances who turned to a long-retired cure for their illnesses: phage therapy.
  Western doctors mostly shelved phage therapy as a treatment after the advent of antibiotics.
  But the drugs, once considered a medical marvel, no longer work against a growing number of bacterial infections. Rampant misuse and overuse helped spur the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, resulting in superbugs that now kill an estimated 1.5 million people each year.
  While superbugs proliferate, antibiotic discovery has stalled. For pharmaceutical companies, there is little profit incentive to invest in drugs that quickly cure patients; medicine for chronic conditions presents a more tempting return on investment.

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