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Comment Re:A cure you say? (Score 2, Funny) 210

While Vancomycin is a wonderful drug and quite successful against MRSA, it is not a panacea, nor applicable for all people. Just as some people are allergic to Penicillin, some are allergic to vanco and don't have the ability to partake in its protection.

For people with chronic lung disease, like cystic fibrosis, who experience repeated pneumonias and infection with the like of MRSA and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, the addition of another antibiotic to the team of vanco and linezolid can literally be a life saver.

Given the life and death reality of our reliance on antibiotics, I'd never classify any bacteria as "no problem." That perspective more than whispers at a superiority complex that could be demolished by the mutation of a tiny little bug. As for me, I'll continue to use them only when necessary and appropriate, and will always finish my prescription!

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