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by Hannah Leitheiser

No New Antibiotics

#antibiotics #medicine

Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats

Maryn McKenna

2017

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2019-09-29

"For the first time, no
new drugs were entering
the market to replace the
ones being lost. By widely
accepted industry math, it
took 10-15 years and about
a billion dollars to get a
new drug to market, but resistance was using up antibiotics so quickly that companies could not recoup their investments. And if a new drug were so effective medicine elected not to deploy it but to hold it on the shelf for an emergency, companies made back nothing at all." [2010's] - Maryn McKenna, Big Chicken: The Incredible Story of How Antibiotics Created Modern Agriculture and Changed the Way the World Eats (2017)