Facts & Figures 

Estimation are based on data from the US, EU & China, 2010 thereon

Every second, 50 patients receive antibiotics they don't need

15,597,496,516

Number of unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions since 2010

$55 million is spent every day on antibiotics erroneously  prescribed for a viral illness 

$210,400,272,152

Cost of unnecessary antibiotic prescribed since 2010

Every day, 40,000 people are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

155,974,965

Number of patients infected with resistant bacteria since 2010

Every hour, $3,500,000 is spent on treating patients with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

$331,529,766,372

Cost of treating patients with antibiotic-resistant bacteria since 2010

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