Antibiotic Resistance Project

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Research & Analysis

  • Why Can’t We Find New Antibiotics?

    As news headlines repeatedly remind us, humanity is falling behind in its long battle with bacterial diseases. The more we use antibiotics, the less effective they become, and we are quickly running out of drugs that can treat increasingly resistant infections. Sooner or later, bacteria will evolve to resist every antibiotic we have. Read More

  • Antibiotic Stewardship Programs Vary in U.S. Hospitals

    Up to 50 percent of antibiotic use in hospitals is considered inappropriate, which contributes to antibiotic resistance as well as to other adverse events for patients. Hospitals have begun to address this misuse by implementing antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs), which aim to ensure that these drugs are prescribed only when necessary, to improve antibiotic prescribing and patient safety. Read More

  • Health Experts Establish National Targets to Improve Outpatient Antibiotic Selection

    Ensuring the appropriate use of antibiotics is critical to improving patient care and minimizing the development of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic use in outpatient health care settings, such as primary care clinics and emergency rooms, represents the majority of dollars spent on antibiotics for human health in the United States and should be a focus for efforts to ensure that antibiotics are... Read More

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