27 May 2011
Five non-profit organizations have brought a lawsuit against the FDA, claiming that the agency has violated its mandate by continuing to allow nontherapeutic antibiotic use in livestock.
26 May 2011
study provides further evidence that rapid diagnostic tests for malaria
(mRDTs) can reduce overuse of antimalarial drugs in malaria endemic countries. mRDTs,
when they are high-quality, accessible, and trusted, provide a cost-effective
path to accurate malaria diagnosis.
19 May 2011
CDDEP board member Sir
Richard Peto has been named the 2011 recipient of BMJ’s Lifetime Achievement Award for having “contributed much to the decrease in neoplastic, vascular,
and respiratory mortality from smoking, both in the UK and elsewhere.”
18 May 2011
The Sweden-based antibiotic resistance network ReAct has released video highlights and power point presentations from a recent European parliament seminar, “The beginning of a
new era in antibiotic development: Shaping of a new business model for
life-saving innovation.” Moderated by
Andrew Jack of the Financial Times, the seminar provided a forum to examine new
mechanisms to incentivize antibiotic development while also encouraging prudent drug use (i.e.
10 May 2011
Seven years ago, Everly Macario lost her one and a half
year old son to an infection she would later learn was methicillin-resistant
Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA. Her
story, which she recounts in the Huffington Post, is a tragic recounting of the
devastating effects of antibiotic resistant infections and the importance of
promoting judicious antibiotic use.