18 Nov 2013
CDDEP is joining the CDC in promoting the proper use of antibiotics as part of its Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work campaign. Since 2008, Get Smart About Antibiotics Week has been an annual effort by the CDC to increase awareness
about the proper use of antibiotics. This year, organizations around the world are taking part in spreading the message:
18 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.
15 Nov 2013
article in Nature reviews
the history and current challenges of chemoprevention programs for malaria. The
article mentions CDDEP director Ramanan Laxminarayan’s view that imperfect
implementation of these programs could lead to increased drug resistance and
more dangerous parasites. [Nature]
8 Nov 2013
roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global
health. - See more at:
http://cddep.org/blog/posts/weekly_digest_superbugs_frontline_new_cddep_study_antibiotic_prescriptions_and_antibacter#sthash.7ljL72rD.dpufA roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
1 Nov 2013
New research carried out in part by
CDDEP Director Ramanan Laxminarayan shows the hidden dangers of
free-antibiotics programs. According to the study, published online last week
in the journal Health Economics, antibiotic prescriptions in areas with
free-antibiotics programs are 5% higher. Higher prescribing rates could contribute to the overconsumption
of and increased resistance to antimicrobials.