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UN Holds High-Level Meeting on AMR, Leads to Declaration on Drug-Resistant Infections

The United Nations Member States met for the 71st General Assembly in New York this week. A high-level meeting on… Read more »

BSAC collaborates on Global Forum on Sustainable Access to Effective Antibiotics

The British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) will today, 20 September 2016, collaborate on the delivery of the Forum on Sustainable… Read more »

World Bank Report Estimates Impact of AMR

The World Bank released a report on 19 September, 2016, in anticipation of the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting… Read more »

Laura Piddock, Director of Antibiotic Action, Receives Outreach Prize

  We are delighted to report that the Microbiology Society has honoured Director of Antibiotic Action Laura Piddock’s contributions to… Read more »

US Announces $20 Million Prize for New Diagnostic Tools to Fight AMR

A US national prize competition calling for innovative ideas for diagnostic tests to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has launched today. The prize is… Read more »

G20 Promises to Promote Prudent Use of Antibiotics and Calls for Options to Tackle AMR

The G20 met in Hangzhou, China on 4-5 September 2016 to discuss the challenges to and opportunities for international economic cooperation, and… Read more »

Free online course – Antibiotic Resistance: the Silent Tsunami

This free four week online course starting 3rd October 2016, introduces the concepts of antibiotic resistance and what actions are… Read more »

Antibiotic Action and BSAC welcome the establishment of CARB-X and $100 million funding to tackle AMR

Antibiotic Action and the BSAC have welcomed the announcement today of the establishment of  The Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical… Read more »

EMA Recommends Countries Reduce Colistin Use in Animals

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has recommended that colistin-containing medicines should only be used as asecond line treatment in animals… Read more »

WHO Updates List of Antibiotics Most Critical to Human Medicine

A World Health Organization (WHO) expert panel has updated the list of antibiotics that are considered to be most critically important… Read more »

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