Antibiotic Resistance

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Outside the US, over 700,000 deaths are currently attributed to resistant bacteria. However, given recent trends in resistance, these numbers are expected to skyrocket to over 10,000,000 deaths/year by 2050, and the US will not be immune to such a catastrophe. Therefore the major growth opportunity for the infectious disease market lies in treating these antibiotic-resistant bacteria, in order to head off the impending global antibiotic resistance epidemic.

 

Worldwide deaths attributable to antibiotic
resistance versus other major causes of
death anticipated in 2050:

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