White House revamps efforts to thwart drug-resistant bacteria

September 19, 2014 2:26 AM

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President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Thursday aimed at promoting new research and more responsible practices regarding the treatment of bacteria with antibiotics.

An announcement from the White House this Thursday highlighted a new plan to revamp efforts to combat drug-resistant forms of bacteria. The intention is to prevent these “superbugs” from posing an even greater threat to public health.

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