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Comment: Re:Not *totally* drug resistant (Score 3, Interesting) 346

by wolfsdaughter (#38691030) Attached to: Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India

I definitely agree that we should do massive researching into phages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bacteriophage

problem is that big pharma won't do much with phages because they're naturally occurring which i think means no patents - so as soon as one has FDA approval, anyone can produce it,

I wish the government should give out grants to research phages - but big pharma would cry "unfair"

Comment: Re:Not *totally* drug resistant (Score 5, Insightful) 346

by wolfsdaughter (#38689712) Attached to: Totally Drug-Resistant TB Emerges In India

The problem isn't using antibiotics to fight bacterial infections.

The problem is incorrectly using antibiotics, much of which comes from IGNORANCE and POVERTY
1) Ignorance: lack of education on how antibiotics work, and a frightening number of people stop taking the antibiotics as soon as they start feeling better - VERY BAD IDEA!

2) Poverty: medicines are expensive, and so people who are tight on money will "share" drugs, with other people to save on costs. This goes hand in hand with ignorance about how the drugs work.

The answer to this (and many other problems) is universal education and healthcare.

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