The rise of unstoppable germs
Broadcast: Midmorning, 03/09/2010, 9:06 a.m.
Drug options are dwindling for doctors to treat certain types of infection. The biggest challenges come from evolution, science and economic factors that hinder the technology behind drug development.
- Brad Spellberg MD: Professor of Medicine at UCLA and a clinician in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is author of "Rising Plague"(sept 2009).
- Louis Rice MD: Chief of the medical service at the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and professor at Case Western Reserve University.