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New patient test could tell GPs if infections are antibiotic resistant in under two hours

A new rapid patient test which could identify whether bacteria isolated from clinical samples are antibiotic resistant in under two hours is being trialled on a range of antibiotics commonly used to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs). If successful, the test could transform decision-making around antibiotic choice by helping inform the five million antibiotic prescriptions… Read More »

Nabriva scores its first FDA nod with novel antibiotic Xenleta

With drug-resistant bacteria on the rise, antibiotics have struggled to keep up with the challenge. Now, with the FDA’s approval of a new antibiotic for bacterial pneumonia, some of that may change.  Monday, the FDA approved Nabriva Therapeutics’ Xenleta (lefamulin) to treat community-acquired bacterial-pneumonia (CABP) as the first in a new class of antibiotics called pleuromutilins, which… Read More »

McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply

(Reuters) – McDonald’s Corp said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that other restaurants will follow suit. The logo of a McDonald’s Corp restaurant is seen in Los Angeles, California, U.S. October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson The move by the world’s biggest fast-food chain… Read More »

Antibiotic resistance PLUS how to fix a cold fast without drugs

Antibiotic resistance could kill a staggering 90,000 people in the UK in the next 30 years, experts have warned.  Editor Anna Magee reports and finds proven ways to cure a cold fast You may think that superbugs only affect old people in hospitals, but if experts’ predictions about the soaring rise in antibiotic resistance are… Read More »

New Antibiotic, Zoliflodacin, Offers Hope Against 'Super Gonorrhea'

Print this page WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 — Untreatable, antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea has become a chilling prospect in the United States, raising concerns that people might someday have to live with the sexually transmitted bacteria. But now there’s reason for hope. A newly developed antibiotic pill has proven effective against gonorrhea in early clinical trials. Zoliflodacin… Read More »