Antibiotic Resistant 'Nightmare Bacteria' Spreading In U.S., CDC WarnsInfections of this kind are "virtually untreatable with modern medicine," CDC Principal Deputy Director Dr. Anne Schuchat said in a press briefing on April 3.
Are We Running Out Of Antibiotics? World Health Organization Says YesAccording to the World Health Organization there are not enough new antibiotics being developed, which is concerning since some of the bacteria causing infections are resistant to our current medications.
UM IDs Potential Antibiotic Alternative To Treat Infection Without ResistanceResearchers at the University of Michigan have found a potential alternative to conventional antibiotics that could fight infection with a reduced risk of antibiotic resistance.
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.
Michigan Dairy Objects To Extra Scrutiny By VetsA 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.
UM: Careless Disposal Of Antibiotics Can Create SuperbugsA 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.
Feds Win Lawsuit Over Drugs In Michigan CowsA judge says a western Michigan farm violated federal law by selling cows for slaughter with illegal levels of antibiotics.
CDC: Salmonella Responsible For Turkey Burger Recall Is Drug-ResistantRemember 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.
Easy Access To Antibiotics May Not Be The CureA new study shows that doctors are prescribing too many antibiotics. The research involved looking at Blue Cross-Blue Shield data.
New Drug-Resistant Superbugs Found