22 Nov 2013
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15 Nov 2013
article in Nature reviews
the history and current challenges of chemoprevention programs for malaria. The
article mentions CDDEP director Ramanan Laxminarayan’s view that imperfect
implementation of these programs could lead to increased drug resistance and
more dangerous parasites. [Nature]
1 Nov 2013
New research carried out in part by
CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan shows the hidden dangers of
free-antibiotics programs. According to the study, published online last week
in the journal Health Economics, antibiotic prescriptions in areas with
free-antibiotics programs are 5% higher. Higher prescribing rates could contribute to the overconsumption
of and increased resistance to antimicrobials.
25 Oct 2013
A new PBS Frontline documentary “Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria” brings to light the reach and magnitude of antibiotic resistance. Through first-hand accounts tracking personal brushes with so-called “superbugs” – bacteria resistant to most known forms of antimicrobial treatment – the documentary shows how the problem has catapulted the international medical community into crisis.
18 Oct 2013
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.