1. Antibiotic-Preserving Strategies Must Be Implemented to Battle Resistance

    May 6, 2016

    Antibiotic resistance and development of antibiotic stewardship programs are ongoing issues for healthcare providers. The annual  “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week” developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other partners highlights events, educational resources, and a spotlight for organizations to coordinate strategies around stewardship programs and the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.Press Release from […]


  2. Controlling Inappropriate Antibiotic Use Across Settings Provides for Better Patient Outcomes

    September 8, 2015

    Press Release from SHEAThe Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) supports all of the nation’s healthcare providers across the spectrum of healthcare stepping up coordinated efforts to curb improper use of antibiotics by practicing antibiotic stewardship.  A new Vital Signs report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spotlights the […]


  3. ASU Team Develops Quick Way to Determine Bacteria’s Antibiotic Resistance

    September 4, 2015

    Bacteria’s ability to become resistant to antibiotics is a growing issue in health care: Resistant strains result in prolonged illnesses and higher mortality rates.One way to combat this is to determine bacteria’s antibiotic resistance in a given patient, but that often takes days — and time is crucial in treatment. ASU scientists have developed a […]


  4. Health Care Providers A Major Contributor to Problem of Antibiotic Overuse

    July 22, 2015

    From University of Utah:10 percent of health care providers write an antibiotic prescription for nearly every patient (95 percent or more) who walks in with a cold, bronchitis or other acute respiratory infection (ARI), according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-supported study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and led by […]


  5. Study: Out-of-pocket health costs tied to antimicrobial resistance

    July 14, 2015

    Via Stanford Medicine News:Antimicrobial resistance is a growing, global public health challenge that could undo decades of progress in declining morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases.The high out-of-pocket costs for antimicrobial drugs in many developing countries is leading to an increase in drug-resistant pathogens, according to a study by Stanford University researchers.Many government-run public health systems […]


  6. Health Policy Brief on Antibiotic Resistance

    June 23, 2015

    Read the full brief at HealthAffairs.org”According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at least two million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the United States alone. In 2013 there were about 480,000 new global cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), gonorrhea may soon […]



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