When Capitalism Threatens Medicine

Phage Therapy: Friendly, Little Killers-for-Hire

I was reading about bacteriophage therapy (phage therapy) and will confess I ended up horrified by our American attitude of near-total dismissiveness towards this amazing and proven “last line of defense” medical therapy so effective at killing the antibiotic-resistant bacteria now killing us.

What is phage therapy? In brief, it’s using the viruses which destroy bacteria to kill bacteria which are…