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After Decades-Long Search, Antibiotics Could Come From Marijuana - Study

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After years of searching, a new study suggests that a potential new treatment may have been under our noses the entire time

The need for these drugs is critical. In the United States alone, drug-resistant infections now kill more than 35,000 people every year. If new therapies are not found, scientists predicted the annual global death toll due to antimicrobial resistance could reach 10 million by 2050 – more than cancer.

As a result, scientists have begun looking for new drugs in the most unorthodox of places: from Komodo dragon blood to 4-million-year-old caves to 10 Downing Street ...