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    EMA to Investigate Use of Last-Resort Antibiotic

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA) announced Monday that it will investigate the use of a last-resort antibiotic after the discovery of a gene in the EU that causes bacteria, such as E. coli , to become resistant to the drug. Background In November, scientists published a study in The Lancet on the gene, known as MCR-1, which was found to cause bacteria to become resistant to the last-resort antibiotic, known as colistin, which is of the polymyxin class and can be...