Antibiotic Resistance

White House creates new national strategy on antibiotics

White House creates new national strategy on antibiotics

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The Obama administration has unveiled a national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria. It includes an executive order to direct the federal government to "reduce the emergence and spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to help ensure the continued availability of effective treatments for bacterial infections."

Deadly pathogen discovered at Ohio long-term care facility could spell trouble elsewhere, researchers warn

Deadly pathogen discovered at Ohio long-term care facility could spell trouble elsewhere, researchers warn

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A type of drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa discovered in an Ohio long-term care facility has killed one person and infected six others, according to clinician researchers. A dangerous genetic element of this pathogen might already have been spreading, and "surveillance is urgently needed," the investigators announced.

Just say NO — to giving in to patients

Just say NO — to giving in to patients

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I'm just going to say it: Nurses in long-term care are really guilty when it comes to giving in to patients who want non-clinically necessary treatment. You know what I mean.

'Breakthrough' index should inform antibiotic prescribing in nursing homes, other healthcare facilities

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A new index that will help track and control antibiotic resistance in healthcare facilities will be released in July, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

CDC outlines 2014 global health threats

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Antibiotic resistance and prescription drug abuse are among the top global threats expected in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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