News & Blog - antibiotics

14 Oct 2013
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.In a video for Battling Superbugs, CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan talks about how bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics, why we don’t have new antibiotics to fight drug-resistant bacteria, and the threat of increasing antibiotic resistance.
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