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Superbugs: The Dark Side of India’s Drug Boom

VICE News travels to Hyderabad, India's pharmaceutical capital, to see how the pollution from pharmaceutical factories risks giving rise to the next “superbug."

by VICE News
Feb 22 2016, 10:05am

India is one of the world's largest producers of antibiotics. The billion-dollar industry helps make affordable drugs for millions of people — but it comes at a steep price.

VICE News travels to Hyderabad, India's pharma capital, to see how the pollution from pharmaceutical factories is contributing to antibiotic resistance, which makes common illnesses increasingly hard to treat and risks giving rise to the next "superbug."

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