CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden
Making Health Care Safer
Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance
We're at a tipping point: an increasing number of germs no longer respond to the drugs designed to kill them. Inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics and lack of infection control actions can contribute to drug resistance and put patients at risk for deadly diarrhea (caused by C. difficile).
- Page last reviewed: August 7, 2015
- Page last updated: August 7, 2015
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