Research & Analysis
Approximately half of patients admitted to hospitals will receive antibiotics. National antibiotic use patterns illustrate the potential for individual hospitals to curb prescribing of these drugs, an essential step in slowing the spread of resistance and avoiding adverse events. An analysis from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has uncovered worrisome trends in hospital... Read More
The Food and Drug Administration’s Guidance for Industry #213, which phased out growth promotion uses of medically important antibiotics and requires remaining antibiotic uses to have veterinary oversight, was fully implemented on Jan. 1. It marks an important milestone in efforts to ensure that antibiotics are used responsibly in food animals; however, 1 in 3 animal antibiotic labels still... Read More
The recent death of a patient in Nevada is a stark reminder of what a post-antibiotic era could look like, and why there is no time to waste in finding new drugs. Read More
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