17 Nov 2013
A new report published November 17 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases comprehensively examines the global threat of antibiotic resistance and argues that high-level, coordinated international action is necessary combat this urgent danger. The report comes in time with European Antibiotic Awareness Day and the U.S.
27 Sep 2013
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.Citing dwindling beef supplies, Chipotle Mexican Grill is "taking advice on whether it should allow cattle needing antibiotic treatment for an illness to get the treatment and remain in the herd of animals destined for its restaurants." [WSJ blogs]
20 Sep 2013
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.On September 16, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their first comprehensive report on the state of antibiotic resistance in the US. Highlights include the following data points:Over 2 million Americans are annually infected with bacteria that are resistant to some classes of antibiotics
6 Sep 2013
A weekly roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
19 Jul 2013
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.Research published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology describes a “rapid and reliable” method to differentiate the clinically important strains of Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause chronic infections, from those that cannot. [CNET]