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Antibiotics That Resist Resistance

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Science  03 Nov 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5237, pp. 724-727
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5237.724


Drug-resistant bacteria have been on the offensive for years, with few new compounds available for a counterattack. But at a recent meeting, pharmaceutical companies introduced a promising crop of new antibiotics, with a variety of ways to beat back resistance. Whether companies have enough incentives to develop the most effective anti-resistance strategies—narrow-spectrum antibiotics—remains an open question. See sidebar (p. 725).