Inside Story: The threat to medicine that could set us back a century

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Paul Cullen reports on a long-term threat that could destroy modern medical practice. Photograph: Getty Images

Paul Cullen reports on a long-term threat that could destroy modern medical practice. Photograph: Getty Images

 

When we talk about health and medicine, the immediate problems tend to crowd out the important ones, says our correspondent Paul Cullen. But this weekend he is reporting on a long-term threat that could destroy modern medical practice and jeopardise millions of lives. He talked to Hugh Linehan about the story.

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