Antibiotic Resistance

  • Flies May Spread Drug-Resistant Bacteria from Poultry Operations
    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found evidence that houseflies collected near broiler poultry operations may contribute to the dispersion of drug-resistant bacteria and thus increase the potential for human exposure to drug-resistant ...More
    March 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Develop Novel Antibiotics That Don't Trigger Resistance
    Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is one of medicine's most vexing challenges. In a study described in Nature Chemical Biology, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University are developing a new generation of antibiotic compounds that do not ...More
    March 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Look to Marine Sponges to Beat Antibiotic Resistance
    No matter how sophisticated modern medicine becomes, common ailments like fungal infections can outrun the best of the world's antibiotics. In people with compromised immune systems (like premature babies, AIDS victims or those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer) the risk ...More
    February 26, 2009 Posted in News
  • Health Experts Urge Supermarket Pharmacies to “Get Smart” About Free Antibiotics
    As influenza season shifts into high gear, with 24 states now reporting widespread activity, the nation’s infectious diseases experts are urging supermarket pharmacies with free-antibiotics promotions to educate their customers on when antibiotics are the right ...More
    February 25, 2009 Posted in News
  • Using PDAs to Track TB Data
    For patients who have drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis, it's critical to monitor the disease as closely as possible. That means monthly testing throughout a two-year course of powerful antibiotics, with injections six days a week for the first six months.Keeping track ...More
    February 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Nanoemulsion Potent Against Superbugs Killing Cystic Fibrosis Patients
    University of Michigan scientists report highly encouraging evidence that a super-fine oil-and-water emulsion, already shown to kill many other microbes, may be able to quell the ravaging, often drug-resistant infections that cause nearly all cystic fibrosis deaths.Cystic ...More
    February 4, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Running Out of Options to Fight Superbugs
    People are dying from "superbugs" because our antibiotic arsenal has run dry, leaving the world without sufficient weapons to fight ever-changing bacteria, warn infectious disease researchers at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.In a Jan. 29 perspective in ...More
    January 29, 2009 Posted in News
  • Free Antibiotics: The Wrong Prescription for Cold and Flu Season
    With an epidemic of antibiotic-resistant infections growing, experts are warning grocery-store pharmacies that antibiotics giveaways are an unhealthy promotional gimmick. If grocery stores want to help customers and save them money during cold and flu season, the ...More
    January 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Workplace Benefits of Influenza Vaccination
    Workers age 50-64 who received influenza vaccine lost substantially fewer days of work and worked fewer days while ill, according to a new study in the Feb. 1 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. Given the concerns about antiviral drug resistance ...More
    January 13, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Malaria Drug May Meet Resistance, Expert Says
    This year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to approve the first malaria drug to contain artemisinin, a wormwood derivative from China that has proven effective for malaria in Africa and Asia. Although there are only about 1,500 reported cases of malaria ...More
    January 9, 2009 Posted in News