Study: Drug mixing better solution to fighting superbugs

A U.S. study found that hospitals fighting the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria should not change from one type of antibiotic to another every few weeks to limit resistance, but instead prescribe two or more antibiotics at the same time and randomly assign them to patients. The study suggests the idea behind drug cycling, where the hospital bug that starts to become resistant will be killed when a new drug regimen begins, does not work.

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