Is the “Post-Antibiotic” era nearly upon us?

via theWire.com by Lucy Westcott, theWire.com Story: http://www.thewire.com/global/2014/04/the-post-antibiotic-era-is-almost-here/361429/ Pneumonia, Gonorrhoea, and urinary tract infections are among numerous infectious diseases reported to now becoming resistant to traditional [...]

MRSA combatting drug approved by FDA

via CNN.com by Jen Christensen, CNN Story: http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/03/health/mrsa-fda-drug/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its first ever Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP). In [...]

Diseases such as tuberculosis may become impossible to treat

via theStar.com By Jennifer Yang Global health reporter, theStar.comStory: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/2014/04/30/drugresistant_bacteria_now_a_global_threat_says_who.html Growing fears of a post-antibacterial world could eventually become reality, as the WHO has released the [...]

WHO fears antibiotic-overpowering superbugs are spreading

via Reuters.com By Kate KellandStory: http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/30/us-health-antibiotics-idUSKBN0DG11E20140430 UN officials have announced that the occurrence of superbugs -bacteria strong enough to withstand antibiotics- is no longer a prediction, but [...]