HRB RED ALERT: Bugs vs Drugs - Antibiotic Resistance and Farming

The Health Research Board, as part of the HRB RED ALERT series, presents a public conversation on the threat that antibiotic resistance poses to global public health.

Antibiotics are not just used to treat human infections, but are also being misused in animal agriculture. 80% of all antibiotics sold in the U.S. are for animal agriculture.

Hosted by Jonathan McCrea from Newstalk's Futureproof, the panel features Wired and National Geographic journalist, and author of the award-winning SUPERBUG, Maryn McKenna, Andrew Murphy, GP and Director of the HRB Primary Care Clinical Trial Network Ireland, and Fidelma Fitzpatrick, Senior Lecturer at RCSI and Consultant Microbiologist at Beaumont Hospital, to discuss who will win the race: bugs or drugs.