30 Oct 2013
As flu season sets in, patients are
likely to seek out antibiotic prescriptions from their doctors – despite the
fact that these treatments are ineffective for viral infections. With free or
heavily discounted antibiotics available from supermarkets and pharmacies
nationwide, many people feel they have nothing to lose by asking for a
prescription. But while the medication might be free, unnecessary antibiotic
use comes at a cost.
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.
22 Oct 2013
In honor of International Infection Prevention
Week, CDDEP is partnering with the Association
for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology
(APIC) to spread awareness about what can be done to combat
healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
18 Oct 2013
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
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.