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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.

May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018
Coughing patient stethoscope exam

Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

Mar 06, 2018

Mar 06, 2018
Prescribing antibiotics with laptop

UK groups unveil in-depth guidance for MDR gram-negative infections

The paper reflects current, evolving data, an expert says.

Feb 28, 2018

Feb 28, 2018
Writing a prescription

UK study deems 20% of primary care antibiotics inappropriate

At least 20% of all primary care antibiotics could be classified as inappropriate.

Jan 18, 2018

Jan 18, 2018
Colorful capsules

Report tracks industry progress on drug resistance

The AMR Industry Alliance says more commitment and funding are needed.

Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Malaria parasite in blood

Study identifies malaria resistance genes, possible drug targets

Researchers identify more than 80 genes that contribute to resistance.

Dec 22, 2017

Dec 22, 2017
Blood test

Four groups get Longitude funds for point-of-care tests

Four research teams from India receive awards for point-of-care diagnostic tests, 3 of them focused on sepsis.

Oct 16, 2017

Oct 16, 2017

Procalcitonin tests may improve survival, reduce antibiotics

A review finds the biomarker cut mortality and antibiotic exposure in patients with acute respiratory infections.

Sep 21, 2017

Sep 21, 2017
Lab scientist

US panel advises on AMR reduction in humans, animals

Recommendations focus on public-private R&D funding, incentives, and other steps.

Sep 11, 2017

Sep 11, 2017
Stethoscope lung sounds

Review identifies ways to cut antibiotics for respiratory infections

Point-of-care tests, shared decision making, and procalcitonin-guided therapy were singled out.

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