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
Existing antibiotics underpin much of modern medicine but are rapidly losing their ability to treat many deadly infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Yet even as more strains of drug-resistant bacteria emerge, the introduction of new antibiotics has slowed down. Congress should enact a proposed new regulatory pathway that will help spur the investment that can... Read More
In August 2004, 20-year-old Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan Gadsden was seriously wounded by a roadside bomb in Iraq. He made it all the way back to a military hospital in Maryland and by September seemed on the path to recovery. Then signs of infection appeared. His doctors gave him powerful antibiotics, but to no avail. He died a month later. Read More
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