“Infections resistant to medicines will kill more people per year than cancer by 2050, and cost the world $100 trillion annually, according to a U.K. government-backed report…..”
“….drug resistance, which is estimated to have caused around 700,000 deaths globally this year, will cause 10 million by 2050 if further action is not taken.”
[CNBC, December 11, 2014…..Drug resistance deadlier than cancer by 2050……by Catherine Boyle]

“A post-antibiotic era in which common infections and minor injuries can kill is a very real possibility for the 21st century.”
“…..antibiotics in a market that is currently worth more than $40 billion annually for drugs that are starting to fail.
C.Nathan, M.D., et al
Resistance — Problems, Progress, and Prospects
New England Journal Of Medicine…..volume 371 #19…..November 6, 2014….page 1761 – 1763

“….18% of physicians or other providers rejected the recommendations and continued giving their patients the antibiotics…..Patients whose health care professionals didn’t follow those recommendations had a 3.5% readmission rate…But when physicians and other providers did follow the guidance….patients had no readmissions…..”
“Inappropriate antibiotic use most likely occurred in patients receiving ceftriaxone/cefotaxime (62%), vancomycin (11%), and meropenem (5%). The most common diagnoses that triggered a recommendation to change antibiotic use were pneumonia (22%), urinary tract infection (19%), and presumed sepsis (9%).”
Antibiotics for Children: When Less Is More
Journal Of The American Medical Association…..Volume 312 #20…..November 26, 2014……page 2079 – 2080

“……antibacterial soap products contain chemical ingredients, such as triclosan and triclocarban, which may carry unnecessary risks given that their benefits are unproven.”
“New data suggest that the risks associated with long-term, daily use of antibacterial soaps may outweigh the benefits,” Rogers says. There are indications that certain ingredients in these soaps may contribute to bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and may have unanticipated hormonal effects….”
[FDA, December 24, 2013]

“Consumers may think antibacterial washes are more effective at preventing the spread of germs, but we have no scientific evidence that they are any better than plain soap and water,” said Janet Woodcock, M.D., director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “In fact, some data suggests that antibacterial ingredients may do more harm than good over the long-term.”
[FDA, September 2, 2016]

NBCnews….No more antibacterial soap for you — http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/fda-orders-antibacterials-removed-consumer-soaps-n642036