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antibiotic resistance


Louis Roller takes a look at the threat of antibiotic resistance “…this serious threat is no longer a prediction for the future; it is happening right now in every region …

More people now contract the drug-resistant “golden staph” superbug in the community, rather than hospitals A study published in the Medical Journal of Australia this week looked at data from …

NPS MedicineWise has partnered with American Express Openair Cinemas to host a national short film competition  Short films eligible to enter will convey the message about the global threat of …

FIP has made several new recommendations on pharmacy’s role in fighting antimicrobial resistance The “One Health” approach, which recognises that the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected, should …

Providing repeat scripts of antibiotics may be leading to hoarding for future use, say pharmacy researchers A retrospective study by researchers from the University of Tasmania and Curtin University has …

The fast food giant has succumbed to consumer and shareholder pressure, unveiling a new plan to reduce routine use of antibiotics in its supply chain McDonald’s has this week released …

A report on the spread of antimicrobial resistance in Australia shows specific types of bacteria are a major emerging healthcare problem One bacteria type in particular is causing resistance to …

A new surveillance system set up to provide early warning of the spread of dangerous bacteria has detected more than 1,000 cases across Australia resistant to last-line antibiotics The system …

Pharmacists could be forgiven for having an identity crisis this week, after a slew of analogies were used to criticise the sector First, pharmacists’ scope of practice was compared to …

Antimicrobial stewardship is working, with hospital pharmacists at the frontline of efforts to curb resistance A new report released by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care …

New research on antibiotic-tolerant bacteria has underlined the importance of medicines compliance Researchers have developed a simple new method for measuring the time it takes to kill bacteria that have …

NPS MedicineWise says the announcement of additional funding is much needed considering antibiotic prescribing rates in some areas of practice remain particularly high Health Minister Greg Hunt has announced the …