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Could superbugs kill more than cancer?
San Diego Union-Tribune

Superbugs could kill more people than cancer by 2050 if antibiotic overuse trends continue, according to a recent study that explored the scenario of a world with bacteria unfazed by any drugs.

A $1.2 billion action plan just released by the Obama administration aims to prevent that possibility. It mandates better stewardship of the existing antibiotic arsenal and accelerates efforts to develop new classes of these medications.