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Antibiotic Resistance

  • IDSA Convenes New National Stakeholder Group on Antimicrobial Resistance
    Today the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) launched the U.S. Stakeholder Forum on Antimicrobial Resistance (S-FAR) and released the Forum’s foundational principles. More than 75 national organizations, representing medical and allied health ...More
    September 4, 2014 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Pathogens is an Ongoing Threat
    Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs, an ongoing public health threat, showed both positive and troubling trends, according to data tracked by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 2012. Each year, antibiotic-resistant infections from foodborne ...More
    July 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC Director Discusses Hot Spots for Antibiotic Resistance
    The need for a comprehensive system to collect local, regional and national data on antibiotic resistance is more critical than ever. This month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will roll out a new way every hospital in the country can track and control ...More
    July 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • Survey Reveals Clinician and Consumer Perspectives on Antibiotics
    A new WebMD/Medscape survey found that some clinicians reported antibiotic prescribing habits that may contribute to the public health crisis of antibiotic resistance. Additionally, the survey found that about 1 in 4 patients (23 percent) has asked their physician, nurse ...More
    June 30, 2014 Posted in News
  • Fungus May Be a New Secret Weapon in the Battle Against Antibiotic Resistance
    A fungus living in the soils of Nova Scotia could offer new hope in the pressing battle against drug-resistant germs that kill tens of thousands of people every year, including one considered a serious global threat. A team of researchers led by McMaster University has ...More
    June 26, 2014 Posted in News
  • Progress in 10 x '20 Initiative Shows Promise but More Action Needed
    IDSA president Barbara Murray, MD, FIDSA, has issued the following statement: "The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is pleased to announce progress in the 10 x ’20 Initiative as two novel antibiotics, dalbavancin and tedizolid phosphate, have recently ...More
    June 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • CDC and CMS Twitter Chat About Safe Healthcare and Antibiotic Resistance
    What do antibiotic resistance and healthcare-associated infections have in common? Both are threats to patient safety that need urgent attention. Mark your calendars for a Safe Care Twitter chat with CDC and CMS leaders on Wednesday, June 18, at 2 p.m. EDT. CDC ...More
    June 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • Good Bacteria Armed with Antibiotic Resistance Protect Gut Microbiome
    Researchers from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland have discovered that populating the gastrointestinal (GI) tracts of mice with Bacteroides species producing a specific enzyme helps protect the good commensal bacteria from the harmful effects of antibiotics. ...More
    June 13, 2014 Posted in News
  • Soil Bacteria May Provide Clues to Curbing Antibiotic Resistance
    Drug-resistant bacteria annually sicken 2 million Americans and kill at least 23,000. A driving force behind this growing public health threat is the ability of bacteria to share genes that provide antibiotic resistance. Bacteria that naturally live in the soil have a vast ...More
    May 22, 2014 Posted in News
  • U.S., EU Join Forces to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
    Antibiotic resistance is a major public health problem in the United States and around the world.  New forms of resistance can easily cross international borders at the speed of jet travel.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and The European ...More
    May 13, 2014 Posted in News