Antibiotics: The good, the bad, the ugly

How antibiotic resistance happens, from the CDC.

The discovery of antibiotics nearly a century ago transformed medicine. Infectious diseases that commonly killed became curable. Although life-saving, antibiotics can also have undesirable effects and drug-resistant bacteria are threatening the improvements in life expectancy and health that have been provided by antibiotics. Dr. Jay Butler, co-host of Line One: Your Health Connection, welcomes infectious
disease specialists Drs. Ben Westley and Thaddus Wilkerson for a discussion of antibiotics—the good, the bad, the ugly.

 

GUEST:
  • Dr. Thaddus Wilkerson, infectious disease pharmacist, Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
  • Dr. Ben Westley, Infectious Disease Practitioner

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LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. AKDT

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