Pam lying on a hospital bed
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When antibiotics no longer work

Growing resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics is one of the biggest public health threats of modern times, with the potential to cause 80,000 deaths in the UK over the next 20 years. For some people, like Pam, even the strongest drugs no longer work.

Panorama - Antibiotic Crisis can be seen on BBC World News at these times. It was first broadcast in the UK on BBC One on Monday 23 May and can be seen in the UK on BBC iPlayer.

  • 23 May 2016
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