Research & Analysis
Antibiotic resistance is a pressing global public health problem. This first report on trends in antibiotic use in the United States brings together diverse sources of information in both human health care and animal agriculture settings. It complements and informs efforts to set evidence-based goals aimed at reducing unnecessary antibiotic use. Lowering the use of these drugs will slow the... Read More
Like any medication, antibiotics carry certain risks. While they are critical to treating a wide range of conditions, from strep throat and urinary tract infections to bacterial pneumonia and sepsis, these drugs also increase a patient’s chances of developing Clostridium difficile infections—which can result in life-threatening diarrhea—and can lead to adverse drug events,... Read More
On March 13, The Pew Charitable Trusts submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration per their request for information regarding the establishment of appropriate durations of use for medically important antimicrobial drugs in animal agriculture. Read More
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