Dangerous infections that are resistant to antibiotics are spreading and growing stronger, with dire consequences.
Consumer Reports releases a new report on antibiotic-resistant superbug infections, the first in a three-part series on America’s antibiotic crisis.
Consumer Reports announces its commitment to help rein in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The initiative kicks off with Consumer Reports President and CEO Marta Tellado participating in the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. “Antibiotic-resistant infection is the health crisis of our generation,” Tellado says.
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“The study may help explain how bacteria that no longer respond to antibiotics could be spreading and causing hard-to-treat infections in humans.”
NYT’s Barry Meier writes: “Government officials, drug companies and medical experts, faced with outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs,” are pushing to speed up the approval of new antibiotics, a move that is raising safety concerns among some critics.”
“Superbugs becoming harder to fight. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can kill patients, especially those too weak to fight back. One expert believes that unless we combat these new organisms we are close to returning to pre-antibiotic era mortality rates. Serena Altschul reports.”