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Jul 15, 2019

Jul 15, 2019

Study highlights resistance, persistence of C difficile

Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.

Jul 11, 2019

Jul 11, 2019
Examining coughing senior

CRP testing shown to cut antibiotic use in COPD

Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.

Jul 10, 2019

Jul 10, 2019
Coins and antibiotics

UK to test new payment model for antibiotics

The idea is to delink profit from the volume sold, pay for antibiotics based on their public health value, and encourage development of new antibiotics.

Jul 09, 2019

Jul 09, 2019
Rx on smart phone

Pneumonia patients get too many antibiotics, study finds

Fully 67.8% of patients received antibiotics for longer than recommended.

Jul 09, 2019
Drugs on pharmacy shelf

WHO adds new antibiotics to essential medicines list

Ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem-vaborbactam, and plazomicin were added as "reserve" antibiotics.

Jul 01, 2019

Jul 01, 2019
red pill vs blue pill

Study finds sizable delay in use of new antibiotics

The median number of days for hospitals to start using any of 6 new antimicrobials was 398.

Jun 28, 2019

Jun 28, 2019
Young doctor examining x-ray

Study: Viruses cause most global pediatric pneumonia

Viruses account for 61.4% of cases in young kids, with RSV the most common viral cause and the leading cause of severe pneumonia.

Jun 25, 2019

Jun 25, 2019
Hand on hospital bed rail

Study: Colonized Candida auris patients shed fungus via skin

To control the deadly fungus, scientists have to better understand how it spreads.

Jun 21, 2019

Jun 21, 2019
Pharmacist and patient

Poll: US public aware of antibiotic resistance but sketchy on details

Nearly half of respondents (45%) haven't taken antibiotics as prescribed.

Jun 20, 2019

Jun 20, 2019
Jersey cows

FAO launches new vehicle to fund antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobials are needed to ensure food security, but they need to be used responsibly, an FAO official says.

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