News & Perspective

Jul 03, 2018

Jul 03, 2018
VA healthcare

VA study shows antibiotic overprescribing is rule, not exception

The detailed look at prescribing at a VA hospital, which was high, hints that national estimates may be too low.

Jul 02, 2018

Jul 02, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 02, 2018

Clinical decision support tool aids stewardship
Dutch animal antibiotic use

Jun 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018
US Capitol

Bipartisan bill proposes new 'pull' incentives for priority antibiotics

A list of critical-need antimicrobials would guide awards, which include incentives and responsibilities for companies, including stewardship reporting.

Jun 29, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jun 29, 2018

FDA guidance for reporting animal antimicrobial sales
VIM-CRE in Indiana hospitals
Resistant bugs in meat
UTI prophylactic antibiotics and resistance
Antibiotic stewardship financial incentives
New drug-resistant UTI treatment
Updated infectious disease lab testing guide
Letter-based antibiotic prescribing intervention
CMS proposes less hospital infection reporting
Jun 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 29, 2018

FDA guidance for reporting animal antimicrobial sales
VIM-CRE in Indiana hospitals
Resistant bugs in meat
UTI prophylactic antibiotics and resistance

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Jun 28, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 28, 2018

Antibiotic stewardship financial incentives
New drug-resistant UTI treatment
Updated infectious disease lab testing guide

Jun 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018
N gonorrhea

Study: Gonorrhea genes expressed differently in men and women

Men had higher expression of antimicrobial resistance genes, a finding that may have implications for the growing threat of resistant gonorrhea.

Jun 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018
Antibiotic capsule manufacturing

World Economic Forum seeks 'pull' incentives for new antibiotics

Only 16 antibiotic candidates against high-priority pathogens are in progress.

Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018
Clostridium difficile bacteria

Significant C diff reduction noted in Canadian hospitals

Healthcare-related CDI fell from 5.9 to 4.3 per 10,000 patient-days, a 27% reduction.

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