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  • This photomicrograph reveals the histopathology in an acute case of gonococcal urethritis using Gram-stain technique

    Dame Sally Davies and Keith Ridge urge review of gonorrhoea treatment protocols Subscription

    31 DEC 2015 12:11

    GPs and internet pharmacies that provide access to online prescribing services should review their gonorrhoea treatment protocols to ensure they comply with national recommendations, say chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies and chief pharmaceutical officer Keith Ridge.

  • "Designer" antibiotics Subscription

    22 SEP 2014 16:04

    16 September 2014: The Daily Mail reported on antibiotic resistance and a new ‘designer’ form of antibiotic drugs that could reduce the problem. According to the report, “this new style of antibiotic targets the specific strain of bacteria causing the illness, so that the other strains are left unharmed and don’t become resistant”. Speaking to the paper, Royal Pharmaceutical Society spokesman Phil Howard commented: “Gram-negative bacteria which are found in the gut and which ...

  • Conceptual sign on resistant bacteria (Devonsun/dreamstime.com)

    "Stewardship” role for pharmacy in antimicrobial resistance Subscription

    11 SEP 2013 10:18

    The UK Government has launched a five-year strategy to slow the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) that aims to improve understanding around the problem, conserve existing treatments and stimulate the development of new antibiotics and diagnostics.

  • last-defence-dam-14

    A fragile defence: Antimicrobial resistance

    18 JUL 2014

    Calls to tighten the control of antibiotics must be backed with action if we are to overcome the looming crisis in public health.

  • Micrograph of Plasmodium falciparum malarial parasite

    African parasite shows signs of resistance to widely used malaria treatment

    3 FEB 2017 16:36

    Artemether-lumefantrine, the most widely used antimalaria treatment in Africa and the one recommended for treating imported cases of the disease in the UK, is starting to fail, experts have warned.

  • Ear examination on a child

    Antibiotic gel crosses eardrum to treat middle ear infections

    16 SEP 2016 17:03 By Emma Wilkinson
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    A one-dose application of an antibiotic gel into the ear could make it easier to treat middle ear infections in children, say US researchers.

  • Antibiotic prescribing by GPs in England has fallen by 5.6% since 2012 following national efforts to slow the spread of bacterial resistance. In the image, micrograph of staphylococcus aureus bacteria, resistant to antibiotics

    Antibiotic prescriptions in England fall after 2012 peak Subscription

    18 NOV 2015 8:49
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    Antibiotic prescribing by GPs in England has fallen by 5.6% since 2012 following national efforts to slow the spread of bacterial resistance.

  • Antibiotics

    Antibiotic resistance — 10 years later Subscription

    17 JUL 2013 13:34

    The Department of Health launched an initiative in June 2003 to tackle antibiotic resistance and ensure the prudent use of antibiotics in England. How have things developed in 2013?Jonathan Cooke, MRPharmS, visiting professor at Imperial College London, and honorary professor at the University of Manchester

  • Antibiotic resistance and usage: a global problem that all must tackle

    28 NOV 2008 15:41

    Who should take responsibility for ensuring antibiotics are correctly used, and how can we educate users and prescribers? Nicola Cree reports 

  • Antibiotic resistance in Europe lowest in the north

    19 FEB 2005 0:00

    Antibiotic resistance is less common in northern Europe than it is in southern or eastern Europe, probably because antibiotics are used less widely in the north.

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