Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

  • 06.06.2024  |  Drug-resistant infections more likely to strike women, says WHO

    NATURE | Women might be more likely to develop drug-resistant infections than men — an under-recognized aspect of the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a global review led by the World Health Organization (WHO). The report finds that more than 70% of countries do not recognize gender inequalities in national plans to tackle drug-resistant infections.

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  • 05.23.2024  |  The Lancet Series on Antimicrobial Resistance: The need for sustainable access to effective antibiotics

    THE LANCET | Access to effective antibiotics is essential to every health system in the world, however, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) threatens this backbone of modern medicine and is already leading to deaths and disease which would have once been prevented. This Series highlights that, although AMR can affect anyone throughout the life course, the very young, very old and severely ill are the ones suffering the most.

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  • 05.17.2024  |  WHO updates list of drug-resistant bacteria most threatening to human health

    THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION | The World Health Organization (WHO) today released its updated Bacterial Priority Pathogens List (BPPL) 2024, featuring 15 families of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grouped into critical, high and medium categories for prioritization. The list provides guidance on the development of new and necessary treatments to stop the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

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  • 05.13.2024  |  Rise of drug-resistant superbugs could make Covid pandemic look ‘minor’, expert warns

    THE GUARDIAN | Common infections will kill millions if drug resistance through misuse of antibiotics is not curbed, says England’s ex-chief medical officer

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  • 04.19.2024  |  New antibiotics were underprescribed for hard-to-treat infections, study finds

    STAT | Although U.S. regulators approved several new antibiotics for combating hard-to-treat bacteria during a recent five-year period, hospital doctors instead gave older, generic remedies to more than 40% of patients battling those stubborn pathogens, according to a new analysis.

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  • 03.06.2024  |  Non-profits take over from Big Pharma in new drugs trials

    JUTA MEDICAL BRIEF | Effective, affordable antimicrobial drugs are desperately needed around the world, and last November, a clinical trial was shown to be effective against the bacterium that causes gonorrhoea.

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  • 02.28.2024  |  Can non-profits beat antibiotic resistance and soaring drug costs?

    NATURE | Effective, affordable antimicrobial drugs aren’t moneymakers, despite being desperately needed. Can non-profit organizations pick up the slack?

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  • 02.15.2024  |  Could a single synthetic molecule outsmart a variety of drug-resistant bacteria?

    LA TIMES | An estimated 2.8 million people in the U.S. contract infections each year from bacteria resistant to antibiotics, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. More than 35,000 of them die.

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