antimicrobial resistance

Are Community Pharmacists an Untapped Resource in Fighting Antifungal Resistance?
Are Community Pharmacists an Untapped Resource in Fighting Antifungal Resistance?Anti-fungal resistance hasn't gotten much attention — but it's a big problem.
How Pharmacists Can Fight Antimicrobial ResistanceA pharmacy organization says all health-providers need to help prevent and fight antimicrobial resistance.
Four steps managed care can take to promote antimicrobial stewardshipThe call for antimicrobial stewardship is growing. Enact these steps to prevent a return to the pre-antibiotic era.
CMS proposal to address antibiotic resistance: Key takeawaysTo participate in Medicare and Medicaid, hospital and critical access hospitals (CAHs) would need to meet new criteria.
Antimicrobial stewardship programs aim to curb resistance problemAcute bacterial skin and skin structure infections are associated with unnecessary use of broad-spectrum antibiotics, leading to antibiotic resistance. Antimicrobial stewardship programs could be a very effective and useful approach to help stop the alarming trend of antibiotic resistance. Several strategies help optimize outcomes.
Economist: $37 billion needed to combat “superbugs”Global pharmaceutical manufactures need to invest billions of dollars to prevent antibiotic-resistant “superbugs”, according to Jim O’Neill, an economist leading a UK government review into antimicrobial resistance.
At issue: Is MRSA testing and prophylaxis a worthwhile approach?Although infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are a prominent concern for cataract surgeons, leading ophthalmologists discuss the pros and cons of performing universal MRSA screening to guide targeted prophylaxis.
Azithromycin: No longer a good choice for common infectionsAzithromycin, a commonly prescribed antibiotic for common infections since the early 1990s, is becoming less effective because of growing antimicrobial resistance.