News & Perspective

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 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.

Nov 06, 2018

Nov 06, 2018
European Union flag with antibiotic

European study: 33,000 deaths a year from resistant infections

The researchers estimate that 670,000 infections are caused by select antibiotic-resistant bacteria in a year.

Nov 05, 2018

Nov 05, 2018
child antibiotic

Survey finds parents commonly save, share leftover antibiotics

Reasons include self-diagnosis, saving money, and avoiding a doctor's visit.

Oct 31, 2018

Oct 31, 2018

Two studies tie early antibiotic exposure to increased obesity risk

Both studies found that antibiotics in the first 2 years of life were associated with increased weight gain. 

Oct 26, 2018

Oct 26, 2018
IV bag for patient

Fast-tracked antibiotic shows promise in phase 2 trial

Cefiderocol has a novel way of penetrating the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria, including resistant ones.

Oct 25, 2018

Oct 25, 2018
Veterinarian and chicken

Europe votes to restrict animal antibiotics as UK use drops

The new law would generally limit use of antibiotics to prevent disease in individual animals.

Oct 24, 2018

Oct 24, 2018
Microbes

New test detects 100s of bacteria, resistance genes

Bacterial reads for unexplained sepsis were 1,000 times higher than with a different assay.

Oct 23, 2018

Oct 23, 2018

UK parliament urges making antimicrobial resistance a priority

Report calls for more aggressive action to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use and promote antibiotic development. 

Oct 22, 2018

Oct 22, 2018
Lab technicians

Achaogen to share data from discontinued antibiotic program

Experts hope the move will aid future antibiotic discovery.

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