26 Jan 2015

Industry is to blame for rising antibiotic resistance?

From Nine To Noon, 9:31 am on 26 January 2015

Karl Rotthier is the president of DSM Sinochem Pharmaceuticals, based in the Netherlands. He says drug companies' poor practices are to blame for the rise of antibiotic resistance which threatens to make even the smallest infections deadly. He says a concerted global effort is needed to stem the tide of a "post-antibiotic era". Kurt Krause is the head of Otago University's biochemistry department and Director of the Webster Centre for Infectious Diseases.