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Socially Motivated “Nudges” Can Curb Antibiotic Overprescribing in Primary Care

Abstract: Two socially motivated behavioral interventions can effectively reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing by primary care physicians, according to a study published today in the Journal...

Antimicrobial Stewardship to Fight Back Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in our healthcare system. Our available regimens of antimicrobial agents are becoming less and less effective as bacteria...

Global Collective of Independent Thought

On November 15th we launched our site.  In short order we have received submissions from around the world, in multiple languages, on various topics, from...

Antimicrobials in Canada, by the Numbers

A Canadian Perspective The numbers don’t lie: antimicrobial misuse in Canada is a pervasive and growing problem. With approximately 23.8 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually,...

Pan Access: The Need for Open Access

Abstract: Valuable information from all over the world is being overlooked because the information is not being provided to the key players. Access to the...

It’s not too Late (to Fight Back Against Infectious Diseases)

Antibiotic resistance is a major threat reaching pandemic levels. Bacterial infections that were once easily treated with the antibiotics are becoming resistant to not...

Antibiotic Stewardship: Protecting a Precious Resource

Penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, was discovered in 1928 by the British scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming.  It was further developed for medicinal...

The Post-Antibiotic Era

In April 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report detailing the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. The ‘post-antibiotic’ era is fast approaching...

Here, There, and Everywhere: How Antibiotic Resistance is Now the Norm

As antibiotic resistance becomes an increasingly urgent global problem, it is important to address how resistance occurs and how it is propagated throughout the general...

Why Antibiotics are not the Answer to your Cold or Flu

Abstract: Colds and flu are viral infections. If you happen to be very unlucky and get the flu, take a break, rest up, and go...