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2014-02-25 12:28:11

BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA), the leading global non-governmental organization fighting to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial medicines, announced its first Honor Roll of companies that responsibly limit the use of antibiotics in their products. Antibiotics are commonly used in the food animal industry to promote growth but this contributes to dangerous antibiotic resistance that threatens a future where...

Antibiotic Resistance Threats In The US: CDC
2013-09-17 05:04:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” kill approximately 23,000 Americans each year, the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed on Monday. In addition, federal health officials also reported that at least two million people fall ill due to these bacterial infections, reports Mike Stobbe and Lindsey Tanner of the Associated Press (AP). This marks the first time that the CDC has released statistics addressing the...

2011-11-15 19:28:36

Widespread practice creates resistance genes, promoting antibiotic resistance In a review study, researchers from Tufts University School of Medicine zero in on the controversial, non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in food animals and fish farming as a cause of antibiotic resistance. They report that the preponderance of evidence argues for stricter regulation of the practice. Stuart Levy, a world-renowned expert in antibiotic resistance, notes that a guiding tenet of public health, the...

2009-10-19 08:00:00

BOSTON and DURHAM, N.C., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) and Cook County Hospital (currently John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County), today announced the release of an eye-opening study on the economic impact of antibiotic overuse and antibiotic-resistant infections (ARIs) sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from bioMerieux and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The authors conducted an exhaustive...

2009-05-14 10:54:00

WASHINGTON, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If the H1N1 pandemic flu follows the pattern of the 1918 Great Pandemic it could come back with more vigor in a second wave next fall. In 1918, three separate recurrences of influenza followed each other with unusual rapidity, resulting in 3 explosive pandemic waves within a year's time. Dr. Thomas O'Brien, Vice President of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics and Microbiology Lab Director at Brigham and Women's Hospital stated this...

2009-02-23 10:22:33

Canadian researchers are investigating the growing worldwide problem of antibiotic resistance and the rise of illnesses that cannot be treated early because of drug resistance. In a six-part series in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on antibiotic resistance, researchers plan to provide practical treatment guidelines for practicing doctors to manage resistant microbes in three settings: the hospital, clinic and at home. In the first installment, which is aimed at clinics, David...

2009-02-17 10:41:01

Antibiotic resistance and the rise of illnesses that cannot be treated easily because of drug resistance is a health concern around the world. CMAJ launches a 6-part series on antibiotic resistance to provide practical treatment guidelines for practicing doctors to manage resistant microbes in 3 settings: the hospital, clinic and home. The current issue features 3 articles on the topic. An analysis by Dr. David Patrick from the BC Centre for Disease Control and Dr. Jim Hutchinson contains...


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