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We should be "terrified" that prescriptions of colistin are rising steeply, say experts, as it's evidence of an increase in the most dangerous types of superbugs.
Superbugs are now killing more patients than breast cancer and at least twice as many people as the government estimate, experts have warned.
There are no checks or regulations in place to stop the NHS buying drugs from factories in India which are helping to create superbugs.
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