Over-reliance on and misuse of antibiotics has led to warnings of a future without effective medicines. Why is it so difficult for scientists to discover new drugs?

Date: Oct 27, 2017

Source: BBC News

Author: By Tim Jinks, Wellcome Trust

Excerpt: “It’s easy to find chemicals that kill bacteria.

The challenge is that it’s much more difficult to discover and develop substances that are not also toxic to humans.

The path from discovery to clinically approved medicine is necessarily long and the failure rate is high.”

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Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41693229