Combining Multiple Antibiotics May Make Bacteria More Likely to Develop Resistance

  10 January 2020

One way to address the growing problem of antibiotic resistance has been to use multiple drugs. Give patients two antibiotics, the thinking goes, and even if the microbes are resistant to one of them, the other will work. But a new study suggests that drug combinations can actually speed the development of resistance.

 

Further reading: Scientific American
Author(s): Karen Weintraub
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