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Old 08-12-2010, 09:34 PM
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Experts in antibiotic resistance called the gene mutation, named NDM-1, “worrying” and “ominous,” and they said they feared it would spread globally.
Bacteria with the NDM-1 gene are resistant even to the antibiotics called carbapenems, used as a last resort when common antibiotics have failed. The mutation has been found in E. coli and in Klebsiella pneumoniae, a frequent culprit in respiratory and urinary infections.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:57 PM
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On top of the AIDS crisis,the Y2K bug destroying civilization, Bird flu, H1N1, the death of the Caribbean due to oil, the planet running out of oil, global warming, and the demise of America----I gotta worry 'bout dis 2??????

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Old 08-13-2010, 10:24 AM
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I have no doubt that there are all sorts of "Bugs" yet to be found in the jungles of Asia and the Amazon that mankind knows nothing about.........yet.
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Old 08-13-2010, 07:03 PM
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And pharmaceutical companies are not developing any new anti-biotic drugs for the simple reason there is no profit in it. They have no interest in creating a drug that will save your life for the simple reason you may take it for a week and never need it again. Even if it saved a million lives, it doesn't generate the necessary profit, thus it is never developed.

The profit is a $10 pill that you take every single day for the rest of your life, and that is where the R&D dollars are going. It ain't about creating drugs to save lives, but profit.
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