Superbug crisis: Global push to save antibiotics begins - health - 20 May 2014 - New Scientist

A post-antibiotics era in which common infections and minor injuries can kill, far from being an apocalyptic fantasy, is instead a very real possibility for the 21st century.“ That was the warning last month from the World Health Organisation in its first global report on the growing ability of bacteria to resist antibiotics.

The WHO wants to fix the problem by backing unprecedented controls on the pharmaceutical industry – and the industry, mostly, agrees. "There really is a consensus emerging,” says John Arne Rottingen of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.