Protecting the country's health

Posts relating to PHE Priority 3: Protecting the country's health

Mistreating the treatment: the struggle against antibiotic resistance

Antibiotics have been around for nearly 70 years.  Many people still alive today may remember them first being used to treat casualties from the Second World War. Around 1944 a newspaper billboard proclaimed that ‘Penicillin cures gonorrhoea in four hours …