News & Perspective

Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017
Prescribing drugs

Study: Nearly 40% of VA outpatient antibiotics not needed

Inappropriate prescribing was much higher at non-teaching clinics vs teaching clinics.

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%.

Mar 31, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 31, 2017

Antibiotic tax credit
Antibiotic overprescribing
Drug-tainted manure affects soil
Fighting MRSA biofilms
C diff in surgical patients
Diagnostic test competition
MDR-TB in African migrants
Stewardship in Aruba
Mar 31, 2017

News Scan for Mar 31, 2017

Antibiotic tax credit
Zika vaccine trial advances
FDA shutters nut butter maker

Mar 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017
Scientist in laboratory

CARB-X awards $24 million for new antibacterial products

The products include 3 new classes of small-molecule antibiotics.

Mar 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017
heartburn

Heartburn drugs tied to higher risk of recurrent C diff

A 16-study meta-analysis finds about a 50% higher risk tied to anti-reflux drugs.

Mar 29, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 29, 2017

Antibiotic overprescribing
Drug-tainted manure affects soil
Fighting MRSA biofilms

Mar 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017

News Scan for Mar 28, 2017

New NIH cuts
Yellow fever from Suriname
Measles in Europe
C diff in surgical patients
New chikungunya cases
Food safety in cookbooks

Mar 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 27, 2017

Diagnostic test competition
MDR-TB in African migrants
Stewardship in Aruba

Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 24, 2017

MDR bacteria in Myanmar
New AMR initiative

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