Growing resistance to commonly prescribed antibiotics is one of the
biggest public health threats of modern times, with the potential to
cause 80,000 deaths in the UK over the next 20 years. Experts say the
use of a range of NHS 'last-resort' antibiotics in farming is risking
the lives of future patients. Tom Heap asks if the commercial pressure
to produce cheap meat and poultry is fuelling the rise of superbugs and
meets the patients for whom the drugs have already stopped working.
Aired: 23 May 2016