The development of antibiotics in the middle of the 20th century was one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. Penicillin and its pharmaceutical cousins saved millions of lives. But like a magic potion given to the world by a stern fairy, antibiotics come with a catch — If you abuse them, you lose them.
For decades, scientists have been warning that antibiotic resistance is on the rise globally because of misuse of the drugs.
But a new report makes it clear that the world is not listening.