Tag Archives: Antibiotics

deadly germs, Lost cures: In a Poor Kenyan Community, Cheap Antibiotics Fuel Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections

NAIROBI, Kenya — Four days after her toddler’s health took a turn for the worse, his tiny body wracked by fever, diarrhea and vomiting, Sharon Mbone decided it was time to try yet another medicine. With no money to see a doctor, she carried him to the local pharmacy stall, a corrugated shack near her… Read More »

Survey: Most Parents Share Leftover Antibiotics With Others

Antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health in the United States. Now, new findings presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) 2018 National Conference & Exhibition reveal that nearly 75 percent of parents share leftover antibiotics with family members and other individuals. Known as prescription diversion, this practice could further increase the… Read More »

MRSA Treatment & Antibiotics

by Andreas-photography MRSA Treatment – Why Antibiotics Fail… Antibiotic resistance by pathogenic bacteria such as MRSA is a concern to anyone, the young and the old, the healthy and the chronically ill. It is particularly a serious concern for people who are critically ill and patients with a compromised immune system. The following causes increase… Read More »

Antibiotics Simplified

“This book focuses on key points of basic microbiology and antimicrobial pharmacotherapy and organizes them into a concise guide … must-have antimicrobial reference guide for all medical and pharmacy students.” – Lindsay McDonnell, PharmD for Doody’s Review Service Antibiotics Simplified, Fourth Edition is a best-selling, succinct guide designed to bridge knowledge gained in basic sciences… Read More »