Antibiotic cocktails to fight infections resistant to drugs

SGH team combines 'older' antibiotics with other drugs in bid to tackle such infections

When they have been on the market for several years, even the most potent antibiotics do not quite pack the punch they did when they were developed.

This is because bacteria mutate and develop resistance to these drugs, making them tougher to kill.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 12, 2018, with the headline 'Antibiotic cocktails to fight infections resistant to drugs'. Print Edition | Subscribe