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Dec 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018
Bloodstream infection bacteremia

Study supports shorter antibiotic treatment for bacteremia

Results indicate that a 7-day course of antibiotics is not inferior to a 14-day course.

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 10, 2018

Dec 10, 2018
Throat exam of young boy

Antibiotic Rx for kids' pneumonia worse in non-peds hospitals: study

About 61% of kids in children's hospitals got guideline-concordant therapy, compared with only 27% in non-children's hospitals.

Dec 07, 2018

Dec 07, 2018
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Deadly, highly resistant Klebsiella found in Indian hospital

The findings are the first reported of the hypervirulent, highly resistant strain outside of China.

Dec 06, 2018

Dec 06, 2018
Chicken in market

Reports: India set to ban use of colistin in livestock

India's government may be nearing a ban on using the antibiotic of last resort for growth promotion.

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 28, 2018

Nov 28, 2018
Ground beef testing in the lab

Study finds resistance levels not lower in antibiotic-free burger meat

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria made up a small portion of overall bacteria.

Nov 15, 2018

Nov 15, 2018
Dispensing meds in the nursing home

Surveys show wide range of antimicrobial use in Europe

The proportion of broad-spectrum antibiotics used in hospitals ranged from 16% to 62%.

Nov 15, 2018
Aerial view healthcare workers consulting

Experts tackle antibiotic stewardship best practices

Antibiotic stewards are meeting in Baltimore to brainstorm ways to improve antibiotic use.

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