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Stockwatch: New antibiotics: easy to say; hard to do

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Most of the contemporary challenges for the western world are easy to identify, but difficult to resolve. These include the pensions time-bomb, the obesity epidemic, the patent cliff, the European sovereign debt crisis and the lack of new antibiotics. While the European sovereign debt crisis lurched into a significantly worse position this week, two other announcements proposed remedies to two of these challenges.

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