Part One: A Race Against Time|
"I'm sitting here with an only child and I'm running a system that hasn't been working for me and actually is endangering the lives of my family. No one ever told me that that's a possibility."
Part Two: Antibiotics on the Farm
"When you deal with human lives and the emotions of someone dying, possibly because the antibiotic they use in the hospital doesn't work, it's a very compelling argument to say it came from the farm."
Part Three: The Invisible Web
"We're finding bacteria that are resistant to key classes of antibiotics that are used for a broad range of treatment types. We're finding some bacteria that are resistant to every antibiotic that we've tested."
R E S O U R C E S
Food and Drug Administration
This site provides an extensive report on antibiotic-resistant bacteria and a report on efforts to solve the problem.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria fact sheet
The American Society of Health System Pharmacists has an online fact sheet with a bullet-list on the issue.
Protecting the Crown Jewels of Medicine
The Center for Science in the Public Interest posts a report which it says "demonstrates the urgent need to prevent antibiotics from losing their effectiveness against diseases that are now curable."