Around 25,000 people die in the European Union each year from infections resistant to antibiotics. Third-generation cephalosporins are often useless against common bacteria like Escherichia coli, and fluoroquinolones are no longer the treatment of choice for gonorrhoea because resistance has become widespread. Here, you can find news stories and articles about the issue.
The number of emergency antibiotics supplied to patients by community pharmacies without a prescription has almost doubled in one year, data from the NHS Business Services Authority show.
England’s outgoing chief medical officer has been appointed as the UK’s first special envoy on antimicrobial resistance.
The World Health Organization is encouraging global adoption of a tool designed to reduce the spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Substantial reductions in antibiotic exposure could be achieved by ensuring that the duration of prescriptions fall in line with national guidance, the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence has said.
An overview of the 2018 guideline for management of this sexually transmitted infection in men and women.
Given the hot topic of antimicrobial resistance, one could only be shocked at reading New Scientist’s article ‘How antibiotic resistance is driven by pharmaceutical pollution’ (22 May 2019), which details the prolific dumping of antibiotic ...
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is one of today’s great public health challenges and it is driven by the use of antibiotics. As antimicrobial pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, we are tasked with reducing unnecessary antibiotic use in our patient population at Cwm Taf University Health Board, South Wales, which provides healthcare services to almost 300,000 people living in Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. Like many health organisations, we face the particular challenge of an ...