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Category: Antibiotic use

Why Do We Prescribe Antibiotics When They Aren’t Needed?

Dr-Fleming-Dutra

By: Katherine Fleming-Dutra, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, Office of Antibiotic Stewardship, Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Yesterday, CDC, in collaboration with Pew Charitable Trusts and other experts from across the nation, published an analysis in the Journal of the American Medical Association Read More >

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National Targets Set to Help Reduce Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescriptions in Outpatient Settings

David Hyun, M.D.

Guest Author: David Hyun, M.D. The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released a first-of-its kind analysis of antibiotic use in doctors’ offices, emergency rooms, and other hospital-based clinics in the United States. The analysis, conducted in partnership with a panel of leading antibiotic experts, identifies acute respiratory Read More >

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Preserving the Power of Antibiotics for Humans and Animals

Antibiotic Resistance from the Farm to the Table

Guest Author: Dr. Lonnie King The single most important action to slow the development and spread of antibiotic-resistant infections is for every one of us to improve the way antibiotics are prescribed and used. Antibiotics in human and veterinary medicine remain the cornerstone of treating and preventing serious bacterial infections. However, it will take commitment Read More >

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The Global Battle against Antibiotic Resistance

AR infographic

Earlier this week, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Center for Global Health featured two posts in their Our Global Voices blog to highlight antibiotic resistance as a global threat and shared a story around lessons learned from a campaign in Egypt. Antibiotic resistance is a problem that must be faced squarely in every Read More >

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No Man Is An Island: The Antibiotic Resistance Bell Tolls For Us All

Everly Macario, Sc.D., M.S., Ed.M.

Guest Author: Everly Macario My hearty and angelic son, Simon Sol Sparrow, was 18 months old when he died from a rapid onset infection. We took him to the hospital in the evening and by the following morning he was gone. Months later, we learned from the autopsy results that the cause of his death Read More >

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