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Drug Resistance

In the last decade, researchers have been warning parents and physicians not to overuse antibiotics, because certain strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to these drugs. Now, two new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine has found that there has been a marked increase in resistance in just the last two years. NPR's Jonathan Hamilton has the story.

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