News & Perspective

Mar 27, 2015

Mar 27, 2015
White House

White House releases plan to curb antibiotic resistance

The Obama administration unveils a plan for addressing the threat in the next 5 years.

Jun 16, 2016

Jun 16, 2016
MRSA plates

Feds detail range of steps to limit antibiotic resistance

Steps include added lab capacity, a sequencing database, and boosts for drug development.

Jun 30, 2016

Jun 30, 2016
Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

FDA clears test for genetic markers of antibiotic resistance

The test checks patient specimens for the presence of 5 different genetic markers.

Aug 24, 2016

Aug 24, 2016
Baby with thermometer

Genetic tests could speed infection diagnosis in infants

Two studies show the potential of genetics to quickly tell bacterial from viral infections in feverish infants.

Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017
Urine test tubes

Rapid 'bacterial fingerprinting' might cut antibiotic overuse

The test could reduce the likelihood of antibiotic-pathogen mismatch by almost 67%.

Apr 05, 2017

Apr 05, 2017
Rapid diagnostic testing

Rapid malaria tests tied to increased antibiotic use

Meta-analysis shows a 21% higher antibiotic prescribing rate in patients who tested negative for malaria.

Apr 07, 2017

Apr 07, 2017
Coughing woman

Rapid test shows mixed results for respiratory infections

Though results are mixed, point-of-care testing could reduce antibiotic use.

Apr 13, 2017

Apr 13, 2017
Rotor-Gene Q PCR test

State, regional antibiotic resistance labs aim to boost tracking

A national lab network can identify emerging threats and track resistance trends.

May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017
Antibiotic research

Pharma leaders announce alliance to fight antimicrobial resistance

The alliance aims to aid collaboration between the public and private sectors.

Jul 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017
Hosam Zowawi, PhD

Microbiologist highlights diagnostics, engagement to fight AMR

"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.

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