All 26 types of antibiotics available in the U.S. failed her….what can be done for the rest of us?

Deadly Superbug Resisted All U.S. Antibiotics
A Nevada woman recently died after contracting a superbug resistant to all 26 types of antibiotics available in the U.S. Her death underscores the urgency of finding new antibiotics to treat bacterial infections that are increasingly threatening to human life.

Innovation urgently needed »

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Act on Antibiotic Use in Animals
Let the Food and Drug Administration know you want to make sure that antibiotics are used only for appropriate reasons, for defined periods of time, and at effective dosages in farm animals. Submit your comment to the agency today—we’ve made it easy for you.

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Antibiotic Prescribing Trends Raise Concerns
The use of broad-spectrum antibiotics has grown significantly since 2006, according to an analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Today about half of all patients in hospitals receive antibiotics. We must do more to curb the use of these drugs and slow the spread of antibiotic resistance.

A worrisome trend »

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Superbug E. coli, Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotic, Show Up in China
Using ‘Brute Force’ to Beat Antibiotic Resistance
These 12 Superbugs Pose the Greatest Threat to Human Health, WHO Says
The Washington Post
L.A. County Patient Was Infected With Drug-Resistant E. coli
Los Angeles Times
Limiting Antibiotics Curbs Deadly Hospital Infections
The New York Times
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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.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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