Antibiotic Resistance

  • Slowing Evolution to Stop Drug Resistance
    By  Krister SvahnInfectious organisms that become resistant to antibiotics are a serious threat to human society; they are also a natural part of evolution. In a new project, researchers at the University of Gothenburg are attempting to find substances that can slow ...More
    November 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Experts Applaud New Task Force on Global Antibiotic Resistance Threat
    Experts on both sides of the Atlantic applaud President Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, representing the European Union (EU) presidency, for establishing a transatlantic task force to address antibiotic resistance, an urgent and growing problem ...More
    November 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Cost the U.S. Healthcare System in Excess of $20 Billion Annually
    The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) and Cook County Hospital (currently John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County) announce the release of an eye-opening study on the economic impact of antibiotic overuse and antibiotic-resistant infections (ARIs) ...More
    October 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Misuse of Antibiotics Not the Only Cause of Resistance
    The perception that antibiotic resistance is primarily the undesirable consequence of antibiotic abuse or misuse is a view that is simplistic and inaccurate, according to a recent report by the American Academy of Microbiology. The reasons behind the spread of resistance ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Paradigm Shift Needed to Combat Drug Resistance
    When people travel, bacteria and other infectious agents travel with them. As about a billion people cross international borders each year, many more billions of the bugs come along for the ride. However, the trend is contributing to substantial domestic and international ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Says Campaigns to Reduce Antibiotic Use in the U.S. Can’t Compete with Drug Advertising
    Regional public education campaigns in the United States to promote more appropriate use of antibiotics among outpatients are underfunded and seldom evaluated for effectiveness, concludes a study presented at the 49th Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Pharmacists Join CDC to Promote Appropriate Antibiotic Use
    Pharmacists around the nation are joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to educate consumers about the appropriate use of antibiotics during this influenza season.  Antibiotics are intended to treat bacterial infections, not viruses like the flu. ...More
    October 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • WHO Addresses Antiviral Use and the Risk of Drug Resistance
    Growing international experience in the treatment of pandemic H1N1 virus infections underscores the importance of early treatment with the antiviral drugs, oseltamivir or zanamivir. Early treatment is especially important for patients who are at increased risk of developing ...More
    September 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Discover a New Antibacterial Compound
    Antibiotic resistance has been a significant problem for hospitals and healthcare facilities for more than a decade. But despite the need for new treatment options, there have been only two new classes of antibiotics developed in the last 40 years.Now a promising discovery ...More
    September 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • IDSA Recognized for Combating Antibiotic Resistance
    The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) is presenting its annual leadership award to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) in recognition of IDSA’s tireless advocacy efforts to engage Congress and federal agencies to address the growing ...More
    September 15, 2009 Posted in News