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The financial barrier stopping new antibiotics

Clip: 08/03/2017 | 8m 46s

As current antibiotics begin to lose their punch, there’s an economic reality putting a damper on development. Since every use of an antibiotic drives resistance, and doctors are reluctant to use a drug until there's no alternative, why would a drug company spend a fortune? Economics correspondent Paul Solman and science correspondent Miles O’Brien continue their look at the hunt for new drugs.

Aired: 08/03/17

Rating: NR

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