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antibiotic resistance


Your trash—someone else’s treasure? Not necessarily, write Judith A Singleton, Esther TL Lau and Lisa M Nissen What if we told you the antibiotics your patients threw in the garbage …

The Choosing Wisely Australia campaign has today released 61 recommendations of tests, treatments and procedures that may not be necessary and could cause harm to Australian patients. The 61 recommendations …

Australian start-up Kayban has developed the world’s first anti-microbial healthcare range made from organic flaxseed oil following a collaboration with CSIRO. The company hopes the range of topical lotions and …

NPS MedicineWise has used Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 November) to call for a ‘cultural shift’ in the way antibiotics are used in Australia to combat the serious health issue of …

With high per capita antibiotics usage, a new study has warned Australia is the “lucky country” and must remain vigilant if it is to maintain current levels of low antibiotic …

With antibiotic resistance becoming more common, treating common skin infections is becoming more difficult, according to NPS MedicineWise. Evidence suggests that skin and soft tissue are significant sources of MRSA …

Researchers at a new national research centre based at The University of Queensland are working to redefine antibiotic use in a bid to overcome antibiotic resistance. The Centre will bring …

Involving pharmacists in preventing antimicrobial resistance makes the implementation of successful policies more likely, says the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) in a briefing document to be released on 16 November, …

More than 28,000 Australian GPs will this week receive a letter from NPS MedicineWise showing their recent oral antibiotic prescribing patterns, providing them an important opportunity to reflect on their …

New figures released today by NPS MedicineWise show that while fewer people are now asking for antibiotics when they have a cold or flu, many still mistakenly believe that antibiotics …

The re-emergence of scarlet fever in Asia and parts of the UK provides a timely reminder at the start of Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 November) that antimicrobial resistance is real …

Hospital politics and a power imbalance between doctors and pharmacists may be a key reason why antibiotics continue to be chronically misused in Australian hospitals, new research suggests. A UNSW …