Getting pharmaceutical companies to develop new antibiotics

Something like the X Prize might encourage drug companies to develop new antibiotics even if they're deliberately held off the market for a while to delay development of resistant pathogens. Link: https://youtu.be/YU5mPUF99BE Other parts of this series: The antibiotic crisis … Continue reading

The antibiotic crisis is not getting any better

The medical system in encountering more and more drug-resistant disease pathogens, so-called "superbugs," and we're not developing new antibiotics anywhere near fast enough to fight them. One major reason is the massive overuse of antibiotics, which are too often prescribed … Continue reading

Marathons and similar events delay hospital transport and cause deaths

Another video from IU professor of pediatrics Aaron Carroll cites research that marathons and similar traffic-disrupting events lead to increased death rates among older people who are delayed in getting to a hospital. Link: https://youtu.be/owtEDcxW8ik It seems likely that rush … Continue reading