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New Antibiotic Combo Overcomes Drug-Resistant Bacteria

March 13, 2017

(Managed Care Magazine) – Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, have taken a significant step toward defeating antibiotic-resistant infections by combining two antibiotics that each block a different kind of drug-destroying enzyme secreted by bacteria. When combined, the antibiotics run interference for each other to fight infections. Now physicians have a new weapon to overcome one of the most pernicious infections caused by deadly bacteria endemic to hospitals, the scientists say.

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