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November 2018

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Canadians are largely unaware of the threat of drug resistance


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By 2050, deaths caused by antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, could surpass cancer deaths today. AMR is an increasingly common problem in Canada, but a recent survey reveals only 29% of Canadians are somewhat or very knowledgeable about AMR.

Chelsea Smallwood at BD - Canada explains:

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“AMR is what happens when microorganisms like bacteria change in ways that make medications like antibiotics no longer effective. With the increasing use of these drugs, we’re seeing more resistance develop, which means infections are becoming more difficult to treat.”

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AMR is responsible for nearly 700,000 deaths[1] worldwide each year. Without awareness, that number will grow. Companies like BD - Canada offer resources for Canadians to engage in conversations about AMR with their healthcare professionals.

For more information, visit bd.com/AMR-CA

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