Antibiotic-resistant bacteria strike drug of last resort

Effective 1960s-era medicine shows first signs of failing in some infections

5:33pm, October 30, 2009

PHILADELPHIA — Little-known drugs dating from the 1960s that have proved useful against stubborn bacterial infections are showing the first signs of falling prey to bacterial resistance, a study presented October 30 at a meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America shows.

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