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Threat of drug-resistant MRSA increasing

B. Joseph Guglielmo, Jr., PharmD, School of Pharmacy chair of the department of clinical pharmacy, comments on the last line of defense to the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that has now spread from hospitals to schools, gyms, homes and beyond through human-to-human contact. Guglielmo is an expert in the drug treatment of infectious diseases and creator of the UCSF Medical Center's antimicrobial management program.

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