Antimicrobial general reference

The evolution of antibiotic resistance

Understanding how ABR evolves and spreads is key to improving antibiotic treatment strategies. Date: Sep 13, 2109 Source: Science Author: R. Craig MacLean, Alvaro San Millan Excerpt: "Two main approaches have been used to [...]

McDonalds to phase out chicken with antibiotics

In perhaps what is one of the boldest steps taken by a major American company yet in the fight against superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, McDonalds restaurant has announced they will stop purchasing chicken raised with [...]

Klebsiella Now Reigning Superbug

by Karen Blum, May 2013 Via: {click for full story} Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the [...]