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Anti-infection drugs in short supply, study says
Modern Healthcare

Many of the drugs used to treat infections are in short supply, threatening public health and forcing clinicians to rely on less-effective therapies, according to an article published in Clinical Infectious Diseases (PDF). The scarcity of such drugs—used to treat illnesses such as tuberculosis, herpes encephalitis and neurosyphilis—is made worse by the growth of multidrug resistant organisms and by the lack of new anti-infective therapies coming down the pipeline, the authors said.