Wed, 28 Mar 2018 09:17
Antibiotics consumption soars, fueling fears over superbugs
Global consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000, stoking calls for new policies to rein in usage -- and fueling fears that the worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs will spiral out of control, researchers say.
Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:00
Less talk, more action needed to avoid silent superbug tsunami
On a TripAdvisor Bangkok forum Gary asks “Can I purchase antibiotics [in Thailand] without a prescription if I run out?”
Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:30
US woman dies of infection resistant to all 26 available antibiotics
MIAMI - A US woman has died from an infection that was resistant to all 26 available antibiotics, health officials said this week, raising new concerns about the rise of dangerous superbugs.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 01:00
Antibiotic abuse killing thousands in Thailand
Prescription-free sales have helped spawn an invasion of drug-resistant superbugs
Sun, 21 Aug 2016 01:00
Cabinet endorses plan to tackle ‘superbugs’
THE CABINET has approved a national strategy to fight anti-microbial resistance (AMR), as statistics show that some 38,000 patients in Thailand are killed by drug-resistant superbugs every year.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 07:33
Second US patient identified with super-resistant bacteria
WASHINGTON - A second US patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to last-resort antibiotics, scientists said Monday.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 01:00
Hospitals told to use antibiotics correctly to control superbugs
ACADEMICS ARE calling on medical practitioners and the public to use antibiotics properly in order to prevent the development of drug-resistant bacteria. They have also told the public to not panic over reports of superbugs in the United States, as the di
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:01
US to establish lab network for combating 'superbugs'
WASHINGTON - US authorities said Tuesday they are establishing a network of labs that can respond quickly to antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," following the country's first human case of a dangerous strain of E. coli.
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 00:00
Britain launching global superbug fight
LONDON - Britain is to lead a global effort to combat antibiotic-resistant superbugs that threaten to knock medicine "back into the dark ages," Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday.