UM IDs Potential Antibiotic Alternative To Treat Infection Without Resistance

Researchers at the University of Michigan have found a potential alternative to conventional antibiotics that could fight infection with a reduced risk of antibiotic resistance.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/19/2012

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CDC Now Tracking Antibiotic Use In Hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a new antibiotic tracking system allowing hospitals to monitor antibiotic use electronically, make better decisions about how to improve use, and compare themselves to other hospitals.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/03/2011

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Michigan Dairy Objects To Extra Scrutiny By Vets

A dairy that sold cows with illegal levels of antibiotics as human food warned there would be “disastrous consequences” if only veterinarians could diagnose sick animals at its 10,000-head operation in western Michigan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/27/2011

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UM: Careless Disposal Of Antibiotics Can Create Superbugs

A wastewater treatment plant can provide the perfect mating ground for carelessly disposed of antibiotics to form superbugs that are eventually discharged into streams and lakes, says a University of Michigan researcher.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/26/2011

Feds Win Lawsuit Over Drugs In Michigan Cows

A judge says a western Michigan farm violated federal law by selling cows for slaughter with illegal levels of antibiotics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2011


CDC: Salmonella Responsible For Turkey Burger Recall Is Drug-Resistant

Remember the massive Jennie-O Turkey Burger recall from last weekend? Now, the CDC is reporting the outbreak strain of Salmonella Hadar bacteria responsible for the contamination is resistant to many commonly prescribed antibiotics.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/05/2011

Easy Access To Antibiotics May Not Be The Cure

A new study shows that doctors are prescribing too many antibiotics. The research involved looking at Blue Cross-Blue Shield data.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/28/2011

New Drug-Resistant Superbugs Found

An infectious-disease nightmare is unfolding: Bacteria that have been made resistant to nearly all antibiotics by an alarming new gene have sickened people in three states and are popping up all over the world, health […]