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Jun 21, 2018

Jun 21, 2018
Patient with flu-like symptoms

Antibiotic resistance-awareness efforts might backfire for some

Public info campaigns may at times increase demand for antibiotics, study finds.

Jun 14, 2018

Jun 14, 2018
Patient in serious condition

ECDC warns of healthcare threat posed by CRE

High and rising prevalence of CRE in some nations could pose a healthcare threat across Europe.

Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Antibiotics and petri dishes

FDA head looks to boost antibiotic development

Commissioner suggests changing the model for reimbursement of new antibiotics.

Jun 11, 2018

Jun 11, 2018
Multidrug-resistant bacteria biofilm

Reports highlight Klebsiella superbug, other CRE concerns

Scientists report the first isolation of hypervirulent, multi-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the US.

Jun 08, 2018

Jun 08, 2018
Stethoscope exam on coughing patient

CDC study: Antibiotics still widely overused for respiratory infections

Fully 41% of antibiotic prescriptions written for patients with ARIs were inappropriate.

Jun 07, 2018

Jun 07, 2018
Doctor writing a prescription

WHO aims to build health worker knowledge of antimicrobial stewardship

The guidance is intended for institutions, accreditation and licensing bodies, and policy makers.

Jun 06, 2018

Jun 06, 2018
Large pig farm

Report: US pigs consume nearly as many antibiotics as people do

The report says 6.9 million pounds of critical antibiotics are sold for pig use in a year.

Jun 05, 2018

Jun 05, 2018
Empty hospital room

UV-light cleaning shown to cut superbugs hospital-wide

Adding ultraviolet light to standard room cleaning modestly decreases hospital-wide superbugs.

Jun 01, 2018

Jun 01, 2018
Capsules in hands

Study finds patients, clinicians downplay antibiotic side effects

The view that there is potential benefit and very little risk in taking antibiotics is widespread.

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018
Doctor dispensing single pill

Report: Fragile supply chain causing antibiotic shortages, resistance threat

Some patients are getting inferior antibiotics, the authors say.

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