CDDEP in the news: ResistanceMap and joint statement on preserving antibiotic effectiveness make national news coverage

16 Nov 2012
Alison Buki

It’s been a momentous week for both CDDEP and Extending the Cure. On Tuesday, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 25 other national health organizations, we issued a joint consensus statement on the need to preserve antibiotic effectiveness and combat resistance.

This announcement also coincided with the release of our newly redesigned ResistanceMap,  an online platform for tracking antibiotic use and resistance in the US. The ResistanceMap relaunch features a new look as well as up-to-date information on the important resistance trends.

This week, CDDEP director Ramanan Laxminarayan spoke with a series of local and national radio stations about the latest ResistanceMap findings. Several local TV stations picked up the news as well (see our Radio/TV coverage section below).

Both the consensus statement and the ResistanceMap release have received significant attention in the press. Here is a sampling of the coverage so far:


Antibiotics Overuse: Health Experts Seek Action To Curb Rise Of Drug-Resistant Superbugs - The Huffington Post (via Reuters)

The Persistence of Resistance And Some Reasons Why - Wired

Southeast paying health price for high antibiotic use - USA Today [Picked up by 11Alive]

Antibiotic overuse remains a problem in the U.S., researchers say - LA Times [Picked up by The Baltimore Sun]

West Virginia ranks second in antibiotic prescriptions filled - San Francisco Chronicle

West Virginia Ranks High in Antibiotic Overuse - WTRF

Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Problem for Some Parts of U.S. - WDTV (via CBS News)

Many Americans Still in the Dark About Antibiotic Resistance - U.S. News (via HealthDay)

CDC report: Kentucky's overuse of antibiotics 'a disturbing trend' - Lexington Herald

Antibiotic overuse making common urinary tract infections harder to treat - Boston Globe

Louisiana Among Top Five States Overusing Antibiotics - KTBS

Second Most Common Infection Getting More Difficult to Treat With Antibiotics - Medical Xpress and Becker’s Hospital Review (via Eurekalert)

Researchers: Bacteria Becoming More Resistant To Antibiotics - Red Orbit

Urinary tract infections are more difficult to treat with current antibiotics - Examiner


WWL New Orleans (CBS) Clip

WUSA Washington (CBS) Clip

WJTY Jackson (ABC) Clip

KEZI Eugene (ABC) Clip

WVNS Bluefield (CBS) Clip

San Francisco KQED-FM

WBEZ Chicago

Antibiotic Resistance