SuperMoms and SuperDads Fighting the SuperBug

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Supermoms (and Dads) Advocate in D.C.
This week, antibiotic resistance advocates from around the U.S. travelled to Washington to meet with policymakers and make their voices heard. These Supermoms Against Superbugs will share their personal stories to raise awareness and ensure funding to combat this global public health threat.

Unique perspectives

A Superbug Survivor Tells His Story
Meet Chris Linaman: a chef driven to become an antibiotic advocate by his life-threatening encounter with an MRSA superbug. As a part of the Supermoms Against Superbugs initiative, Chris is committed to sharing his story and driving change—while improving the food offered in health care settings.

How he advocates

Meet the Supermoms Against Superbugs
Mothers, fathers, doctors, farmers, and more are working to ensure the responsible use of antibiotics in animal and human medicine. Meet a few of them and hear why they’re speaking up.

A growing movement

1 Key to Food Animal Antibiotic Stewardship
Science-based interventions can help veterinarians and producers protect animal health and reduce the need for antibiotics. But continued research is crucial to making progress.

Why ag research matters

Funding Boost for Antibiotic Innovation
New antibacterial products are needed now more than ever. Alarming drug-resistant bacteria continue to emerge, yet the antibiotic drug pipeline remains thin. To address this, the CARB-X public-private partnership will invest $48 million in several early-stage projects.

How it will be used

In the News
KFC Is Ditching Antibiotic Chicken. But That’s Hard to Prove
NPR Louisville
Today in Weird Science: Using Maple Syrup to Avoid Superbugs
The Washingtonian
Searching for New Ways to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
Radio Boston
The Full Extent of Antibiotic Use in the United States? No One Knows.
Drug Topics
Quest for New Antibiotics Gets First Major Funding from Global Partnership
Washington Post
New Drugs Alone Won’t Defeat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
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Are you interested in writing a letter to the editor on this issue? Check out our tip sheet on how to write an effective letter.
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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