Antibiotic factories in India, China are spreading drug-resistant superbugs

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Investigators have found drug-resistant bacteria – or superbugs – in antibiotic factories in India that supply major U.S. and European distributors, implicating the factories and their suppliers in China in the rampant spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), a new report revealed for the first time today.

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Antibiotic factories in India, China are spreading drug-resistant superbugs