Race against time to develop new antibiotics The second part of a series of three news features on antimicrobial resistance looks at how the antibiotics pipeline is drying up while resistance to existing drugs is increasing. Theresa Braine reports.
24 January 2011
Are antibiotics still “automatic” in France? The first part of a series of three features on antimicrobial resistance looks at the French campaign that has been held up as an example of how to change the way antibiotics are prescribed. But, as Gary Humphreys reports, 10 years after the campaign’s launch France is still one of Europe’s biggest consumers of antibiotics and trends are moving in the wrong direction.
28 December 2010
Containing antimicrobial resistance: a renewed effort This month in the Bulletin, a research paper by Togoobaatar et al. reveals that more than 40% of children in Mongolia are given antibiotics without prescription for respiratory tract infections. 26 November 2010
Antimicrobial resistance: revisiting the “tragedy of the commons” When the NDM1 enzyme-containing “superbugs” struck in India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom earlier this year, media reports blamed medical tourism for its spread. But in this interview, Professor John Conly argues that the overuse and misuse of antibiotics leading to antimicrobial resistance – the theme of World Health Day 2011 – is the more important topic.
27 October 2010