Disease Control and Prevention’s Get Smart About Antibiotics Week

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Superbug Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know?
It’s that time of year again—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Get Smart About Antibiotics Week encourages us all to raise awareness about the threat of antibiotic resistance. Take our new quiz to find out how savvy you are about the latest news and research in the fight against superbugs, and then help spread the word!

Take the challenge »

CDC ‘Core Elements’ Released To Help Improve Antibiotic Use
Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released “core elements” for implementing antibiotic stewardship programs in doctors’ offices and other outpatient care facilities. The goal? Reduce the high rates of inappropriate antibiotic use found in these settings.

New stewardship guidelines »

Why Can’t We Find New Antibiotics?
Our dwindling pipeline of antibiotics in development is insufficient to meet current and future public health needs. Wellcome Trust’s Tim Jinks and Pew’s Allan Coukell outline the key scientific barriers we’ll have to overcome.

These are the hurdles »

Watch Superbugs Form Before Your Eyes
A scary time-lapse video from Harvard University researchers shows bacteria evolving to defeat antibiotics in just 11 days.

See for yourself »

Featured Infographic
Where Antibiotics Are Prescribed the Most
At least 30 percent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary. See which regions and provider types prescribe antibiotics most frequently.

See full infographic »

In the News
Wrong Antibiotic Prescribed Half the Time, Report Finds
NBC News
Podcast: How Do We Fix Antibiotics?
Hospitals Crave Antibiotic-Free Meat to Reduce Threat of Superbugs
Modern Healthcare
Social Media Could Be an Effective Tool Against Antibiotic Resistance: Study
Tech Times
How One Chicken Company Is Kicking the Antibiotic Habit
Chicago Tribune
Sign up for email updates from the Pew’s Antibiotic Resistance Project.
Antibiotics are fundamental to modern medicine, essential for treating everything from routine skin infections to strep throat, and for protecting vulnerable patients receiving chemotherapy or being treated in intensive care units. Pew’s antibiotic resistance project is working to ensure both the prudent use of existing drugs and a robust pipeline of new drugs in order to meet current and future patient needs. SaveAntibiotics.org

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