News & Perspective

Sep 12, 2019

Sep 12, 2019
Research technician

UK health officials launch new infectious disease strategy

The plan focuses on 10 strategic priorities, including combating antimicrobial resistance.

Sep 11, 2019

Sep 11, 2019
Premature infant

'Microbiome scar' from prolonged antibiotics noted in preemies

Dangerous microbes are gaining a foothold.

Sep 10, 2019

Sep 10, 2019
Stuart Levy, MD

Science world mourns passing of prominent voice on antibiotic resistance

Stuart Levy, MD, who years ago warned about antibiotic overuse, died last week.

Sep 06, 2019

Sep 06, 2019
Spaniel sniffing hospital chair

C diff sniffers: Scent-tracking dogs help hospitals track superbug

More than 80% of the dogs' positive findings are in the general hospital environment.

Aug 29, 2019

Aug 29, 2019
Citrus greening disease

Lawmakers urge EPA to rethink use of antibiotics on citrus trees

A letter argues that the EPA has ignored other federal agencies and scientific evidence.

Aug 23, 2019

Aug 23, 2019
Dairy cow

CDC: 255 cases of resistant Salmonella tied to beef, soft cheese

"The antibiotic resistance pattern of this strain is alarming," a CDC expert says.

Aug 22, 2019

Aug 22, 2019
Colon cancer

Study links oral antibiotic use to colon cancer

The findings don't establish a causal relationship but show a possible connection, especially with certain antibiotics and regions of the GI tract.

Aug 20, 2019

Aug 20, 2019
Oval blue pills and bottle

FDA approves novel antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia

Lefamulin approval was supported by two phase 3 trials involving moxifloxacin.

Aug 19, 2019

Aug 19, 2019
Medical consult in hospital hallway

Pharmacist-led stewardship shows promise at limited-resource hospitals

Postprescription audit and review showed more promise than preauthorization.

Aug 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019
Peru TB detection

FDA approves new drug for highly resistant tuberculosis

The shorter, simpler regimen with the new drug is poised to improve treatment against a difficult disease and to lower costs.

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