The analysis, conducted in partnership with a panel of leading antibiotic use experts, identifies acute respiratory conditions as key drivers of antibiotic overuse in human health care and establishes data-driven targets for eliminating the approximately 47 million unnecessary antibiotic prescriptions issued in outpatient facilities across the country every year. Read More
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) today passed the Promise for Antibiotics and Therapeutics for Health (PATH) Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) that would advance the development of new antibiotics for seriously ill patients with unmet medical needs. Elizabeth Jungman, director of... Read More
The Pew Charitable Trusts, together with seven public health and consumer groups, hosted a briefing Nov. 18 as part of Get Smart About Antibiotics Week. The event was meant to raise awareness about the growing threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of using these drugs appropriately. Read More
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