Timeline of antibiotics

This is the timeline of modern[clarification needed] antimicrobial[clarification needed] (anti-infective) therapy. The years show when a given drug was released onto the pharmaceutical market. This is not a timeline of the development of the antibiotics themselves.

From 1978

See also


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  2. Powers, J. H. (November 2004). "Antimicrobial drug development – the past, the present, and the future". Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 10 (s4): 23–31. doi:10.1111/j.1465-0691.2004.1007.x. PMID 15522037.