Antibiotics were hailed as lifesavers when penicillin first came on the scene in the early part of the 20th century. However, bacteria have the ability to mutate and become resistant to the medications. As a result, superbugs have entered the scene, and many are resistant to not just one, but multiple antibiotics.
Why Focus on Vancomycin?
“Organisms just can’t simultaneously work to find a way around three independent mechanisms of action,” said Dr. Boger. “Even if they found a solution to one of those, the organisms would still be killed by the other two.”