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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 »

New Plasmid-Mediated Colistin-Resistance Gene Found, MCR-2

Eurosurveillance has identified a novel plasmid-mediated colistin-resistance gene in porcine and bovine colistin-resistant Escherichia coli that did not contain mcr-1 in… Read more »

‘Superbugs’ Game Released: Battle Resistant Bacteria to Save Humanity

  The Longitude Prize has developed a mobile game, “Superbugs” to mirror the real-world battle against drug-resistant bacteria. The player is… Read more »

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