Due to the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, the prevalence of drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis is growing. The 110,000 people in India with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis are cared for by private practitioners. In a survey of 106 of them located in a Mumbai suburb, Udwadia concluded that only five private practitioners gave the proper prescription to multi-drug resistant tuberculosis patients. In fact, the four patients in the current study underwent analyses to determine prior treatment. The test revealed that three of the four had received “erratic, unsupervised second-line drugs, added individually and often in incorrect doses, from multiple private practitioners.” The patients received treatment from an average of four different physicians in an 18-month period in a desperate attempt to rid themselves of tuberculosis. According to the report, neither the prescription practices nor the qualifications of these private physicians is regulated.