Postgraduate training and support in antibiotic prescribing remains low amongst nurses and pharmacists. Whilst antibiotic policies and committees are established in most institutions, surveillance of antibiotic use is not. The impact of specialty level culture, and peer influence appears to be important factors of antibiotic prescribing.
The misuse and overuse of antibiotics is rampant in India, resulting in ‘super bugs’ that are resistant to all known types of drugs.
Momentum must continue to improve antibiotic stewardship and spur discovery.
The USP Quality Institute announces the third fellow to be named in its Fellowship in Quality Medical Products program. The new fellow, based at Boston University, will study the role of poor-quality medicines in fostering antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
In a new study, Nicholas Davies and his LSHTM colleagues Katherine E. Atkins, Stefan Flasche, and Mark Jit, have developed a dynamic mathematical model of resistance evolution that can explain current patterns of antibiotic resistance across 30 European countries.