News & Perspective

Dec 11, 2018

Dec 11, 2018
Big Mac hamburger and french fries

McDonald's sets timeline to cut antibiotics in beef supply

Starting in 2022, the company will begin reporting progress on meeting targets for medically important drugs.

Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 07, 2018

Costco antibiotic policy
Severe MRSA in China, Australia
Antibiotic cycling and MRSA, C diff incidence
Antibiotic time-outs
Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
Procalcitonin-guided antibiotic therapy
'Expected practice' and short-course antibiotics
UTI management bundle

Dec 04, 2018

Dec 04, 2018
Pharmacy in Mexico

Analysis finds global antibiotic use varies widely in children

In 17 nations, most notably China and India, broader-spectrum drugs are more widely used.

Nov 30, 2018

Nov 30, 2018

Sanderson Farms to phase out medically important antibiotics

The company says it will stop using medically important antibiotics for disease prevention in its live poultry operations.

Nov 23, 2018

Nov 23, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 23, 2018

MDR Pseudomonas in Texas
Endoscope-linked MDRO outbreak
Pan-drug resistance in Ethiopia
Antibiotic use in NICUs
UK animal antibiotic use
Antimicrobial stewardship in Latin America, Caribbean
New antibiotic for travelers' diarrhea

Nov 19, 2018

Nov 19, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 19, 2018

UK animal antibiotic use
Antimicrobial stewardship in Latin America, Caribbean
New antibiotic for travelers' diarrhea

Nov 12, 2018

Nov 12, 2018
Global antibiotic prescriptions

Nations vary widely in antibiotic use, WHO data show

Antibiotic consumption in 65 countries varies by a 16-fold difference.

Nov 12, 2018

News Scan for Nov 12, 2018

Public concern over antibiotic resistance
Saudi MERS case
Adenovirus in New Jersey

Nov 08, 2018

Nov 08, 2018
Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the gonorrhea bacterium

New gonorrhea antibiotic shows efficacy in small trial

The drug, zoliflodacin, was highly effective in treating urogenital and rectal infections but not pharyngeal cases.

Oct 19, 2018

Oct 19, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 19, 2018

Undetected MDR-TB in South Africa
Carbapenem prescribing algorithm
Rapid susceptibility tests
AMR surveillance in South Korea
Biomarkers and sepsis management
C difficile on hospital bed sheets
Colistin resistance diagnostics
Dearth of point-of-care tests
New-antibiotic distribution

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