16 May 2012
A glimmer of hope amid pronouncements that we are on a path to a "post-antibiotic era:" in some countries, antibiotic prescribing is actually going down.  We've known since the advent of antibiotics that exposure to the drugs drives the development of resistance in bacteria.  We also know that many antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate -
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14 May 2012
In "Indians popping more antibiotics than ever: Study," reporter Kounteya Sinha unpacks a graphic on carbapenem sales released as part of CDDEP's data visualization series.  The graphic (reproduced below) shows a rapid increase in carbapanem antibiotic sales in India and Pakistan between 2005 and 2010.  These trends are conc
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7 May 2012
The Spring 2012 edition of Emory's Public Health Magazine features an article on Keith Klugman and the first-ever drug resistance index (DRI).  Much like a stock market or consumer price index, the DRI aggregates and weights available data to produce a single measure that can be examined over time - in this case the index represents the burden of resistance in a hospital or geographical area.  Why create this
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