Resistance to antibiotics that fight superbugs and general infection is a growing problem .. potentially one of the biggest we face, but doctors continue to over prescribe and we continue to see the proliferation of anti bacterial everything. Read
According to an article at Wired, citing a study done in the UK, it could lead to millions of deaths (conservative estimate) and many trillions in lost GDP with Asia and Africa hit the hardest. New antibiotics (and entirely new classes of drugs) are being researched and will be necessary to combat the growing problem. Imagine a world were minor infections and simple medical procedures put your life at risk. That’s a scary thought. This is an issue that will be increasingly discussed in the coming years and hopefully next generation superbug drugs will provide a solution.