Conservative MP Stephen Metcalfe
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'Speed up' research on new antibiotics, warns minister

The Conservative MP Stephen Metcalfe has warned that research into the "next generation of antibiotics" is not happening quickly enough.

Mr Metcalfe, a member of the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, said the fight against drug resistant infections is a "global problem".

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, told a committee of MPs that going for a routine operation could become deadly due to the threat of infection.

  • 24 Jan 2013