Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says more needs to be done to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, or so-called “super bugs.” Brown was at the Cleveland Clinic today discussing legislation he’s sponsoring to slow the spread.  Hard to kill bacteria with names like MRSA and C-diff are at the heart of Brown’s legislation. 

It would strengthen the federal response to “super bugs’ by pushing greater prevention and control, enhancing the tracking of the infections, and increasing research funding. Some of the proposals are already being adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Brown believes antibiotic resistance gets less attention partly because diseases researched by the National Institutes of Health strike more people.

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