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Interactive data visualizations of antibiotic use and resistance in North America and Europe
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
Schoolchildren in Canada are learning about antimicrobial resistance as “the new climate change.”
U.S. lawmakers add incentives for new antibiotic development to a draft of the FDA User Fee Reauthorization bill, considered a “must-pass” piece of legislation (free subscription required).
New advances in diagnostic tools focus in on RNA.
Ramanan Laxminarayan and David Heymann discuss the challenges of drug resistance in the developing world in a BMJ analysis.
A report in Pediatrics looks at healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in neonatal ICUs.
A coalition of medical specialty groups comes up with a list of 45 unnecessary procedures, and one is the common practice of prescribing antibiotics to treat sinus infections.
Is antibiotic treatment an alternative to an appendectomy for some patients?
FDA is considering approving the powerful antibiotic Levaquin as treatment for pneumonic plague.
A study in two hospitals in Ujjain, India finds a high prevalence of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing pathogens.
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