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    It’s the antibiotics apocalypse! Again . . . Subscription

    20 MAR 2013 14:17

    Ignore the scaremongering. Antibiotic resistance can be tackled with new antibiotics  Robin Walsh Trainee doctor at the University of Sheffield

  • Bacteria (Irochka/

    Antimicrobial resistance poses "catastrophic threat" Subscription

    11 MAR 2013 15:55

    Antimicrobial resistance poses a "catastrophic threat" to society, according to chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies.

  • Beat antibiotic resistance, before it beats us

    19 NOV 2012

    Yesterday, November 18th, marked European Antibiotic Awareness Day, which aimed to raise awareness of the threats imposed by antibiotic resistance and irresponsible antibiotic prescribing. Several campaigns took place across Europe where focus was taken to educate health professionals about the health crisis that is antibiotic resistance.

  • How pharmacists can promote the sensible use of antimicrobials Subscription

    12 NOV 2012 14:36

    Ensuring appropriate and safe use of any drug in an individual patient is important. However, antimicrobials are the only class of drugs where irresponsible use in one patient may affect the potential use of these drugs in future patients...

  • Further drop achieved in use of antibiotics linked with C diff Subscription

    2 NOV 2012 15:49

    Prescribing of broad-spectrum antibacterials that are associated with a higher risk of Clostridium difficile infection was reduced by 15 per cent in Scotland in 2011–12, compared with the previous year.

  • New initiatives to reduce antibiotic use Subscription

    1 NOV 2012

    Excessive and inappropriate use of antibiotics is considered to be the most important cause of bacterial resistance1 and a number of studies published have shown a relationship between antibiotic prescribing and the development of resistance, including two key studies within primary care.

  • Current treatments for resistant infections Subscription

    Enterobacteriaceae are a family of Gram negative rods, the medically important members of which can be found in the lower gastrointestinal tract of humans and animals as well as in soil and water (see Panel 1). These organisms can be involved ...

  • Natural antibiotics and tuberculosis

    17 OCT 2012 By Glow-worm

    Increasing resistance to drugs for tuberculosis (TB) is a major health problem worldwide. The most commonly used agents, isoniazid and rifampicin, are often no longer effective.

  • WHO suggests options to tackle antibiotic resistance

    22 MAR 2012 13:41

    Antimicrobial resistance and the growing threat that it poses has been brought under the spotlight in a report by the World Health Organization.

  • Metagenomics in the hunt for new antibiotics

    14 MAR 2012 By Hourglass

    A report in the Journal of the American Chemical Society describes a new technology for sifting through the world’s largest remaining pool of potential antibiotics, in which two new agents against meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections have been discovered.

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