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Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.
Stewardship programs were tied to lower fluoroquinolone prescribing, but some prescribing appeared to shift to after hospital discharge.
Researchers are trying to establish how many deaths can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.
The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.
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