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Widely used antibiotic 'could counter superbugs' in medical U-turn

from Medical News Today

A laboratory approach to testing antibiotic efficacy that uses tissue culture instead of less natural lab media suggests that a medical dogma — that azithromycin should not be used against highly antibiotic-resistant superbugs — could be overturned. Years of testing azithromycin in standard laboratory media with nutrient broth has concluded that the drug does not kill the most nefarious multidrug-resistant bacterial infections. This research has found, however, that in conditions more closely mimicking bodily infections, the drug could actually have a role. more

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