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Jan 30, 2019

Jan 30, 2019
Nurse dispensing oral medication

Oral antibiotics may work for some ortho, heart infections

Partial oral antibiotic therapy may be appropriate for certain patients who have orthopedic infections and endocarditis.

May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
Ibuprofen tablets

Ibuprofen alone not an option for simple UTIs, study finds

A Scandinavian study finds that ibuprofen is not a suitable alternative to antibiotics for UTIs.

Sep 28, 2017

Sep 28, 2017
Herd of cows

Experts suggest regulatory caps, user fees to cut animal antibiotics

New paper argues that a combination of caps, user fees, and limits on meat consumption could cut antibiotic use in food animals by 80%.

Aug 29, 2017

Aug 29, 2017
Cows feeding

Report outlines steps to reduce antibiotic use on the farm

The roadmap includes 11 recommendations on antibiotic use in food animals split into 3 key areas.

Aug 03, 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Pipetting for DNA testing

More colistin-resistance genes identified in Europe

Scientists report the first detection of MCR-4, as well as MCR-3 in Denmark and Italy.

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

Nov 16, 2015

Nov 16, 2015
Pharmacist with customer

WHO survey shows antibiotic resistance myths common

Three-quarters wrongly think antibiotic resistance refers to patients, not drugs.

Apr 18, 2012

Apr 18, 2012

Animal health groups offer mixed views on FDA antibiotic policy

(CIDRAP News) – Animal health groups today commended the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) voluntary approach to reducing the growth-promotion uses of antibiotics in farm animals but voiced some concern that the policy may hurt animal health and lead to higher meat prices.

Mar 15, 2012

Mar 15, 2012

Groups aim to increase antimicrobial stewardship

(CIDRAP News) – Infectious-disease specialty groups are teaming up to call for increased use of antimicrobial stewardship programs, saying such efforts can help preserve the effectiveness of anti-infective drugs while reducing medical costs.

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