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antimicrobial resistance


Moves to eradicate deadly staph using a new breed of antibiotics have revealed promising results QUT researchers have developed hybrid antibiotics designed to penetrate the shield protecting invasive golden staph …

The TGA has joined an international campaign to combat antimicrobial resistance The organisation has now joined the International Coalition of Medicines Regulatory Authorities, an international alliance of the leaders of …

The PSA has taken aim at antimicrobial prescribing in aged care, warning of a significant increase Data released this week show prescription rates for antimicrobials in aged care facilities are …

Australians’ knowledge of antibiotic resistance is better but not enough, according to new research findings More Australians are becoming aware of antibiotic resistance and the serious threat it poses to …

A UK health authority has asked health practitioners to be sceptical of claimed penicillin allergies Patients who incorrectly believe they are allergic to penicillin may be placing themselves at unnecessary …

According to this QLD study, they’re doing quite well at delaying ‘wait and see’ prescriptions – but improvements can be made A number of strategies have been trialled in primary …

Aussie GPs are prescribing between four and nine times as many antibiotics as they should be, according to MJA research Research led by Christopher Del Mar, Professor of Public Health at Bond …

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 …

The Chief Medical Officer has sent out more than 5000 letters to GPs with the highest prescribing rates Australia’s highest antibiotic-prescribing GPs have been targeted with a letter from Chief …

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 …

Antibiotics are available without prescription in nearly 50% of online pharmacy websites surveyed by UK researchers Online pharmacies that provide medicines without a script may be contributing to antibiotic resistance …

The International Journal of Pharmacy Practice has released its special February issue focused on antibiotic resistance This month’s IJPP free-to-view issue is opened by the journal’s editor Christine Bond, Professor …