The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America examined 23 antibiotic stewardship interventions. Only five survived the scrutiny.
A review of the literature on the subject of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) concludes that avoiding major threats to human health posed by AMR necessitates an innovative and multifaceted response.
Researchers have found that the types of antibiotics being used more often than a decade ago in US hospitals are third and fourth generation drugs that are considered last resort medications.
US agriculture organizations have launched an educational website, www.togetherABX.com, which offers information about how the US Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) new policy will change the way antibiotics are used to keep food animals healthy.