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England’s antibiotic use is down, but antibiotic-resistant infections still spreading, report warns

November 1, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development Antibiotics, England, Review on antimicrobial resistance

A new report has revealed that GPs in England are writing fewer prescriptions for antibiotics, but this has done little …


Drop in prescriptions for antibiotic leads to fewer cases of superbug in Wales

August 20, 2019
Manufacturing and Production AMR, Antibiotics, C difficile, C. difficile, pharma, superbug

Cuts to the number of prescriptions for antibiotics have led to a drop in the number of cases of the …

Pollen spores could be used to protect potent, ocean-dwelling antibiotics in fighting antibiotic resistant superbugs

August 5, 2019
Research and Development, Sales and Marketing AMR, Antibiotics, MRSA, club moss, pharma, pollen, spores

Spores from a plant called the common club moss (Lycopodium clavatum) could be used to protect light-sensitive antibiotics, that are …


Extremely antibiotic resistant superbugs spreading in hospitals across Europe

July 30, 2019
Manufacturing and Production AMR, Antibiotics, drug resistance, drug resistant bacteria, pharma

Antibiotic resistant superbugs are spreading in hospitals in Europe, according to a study published in Nature Microbiology. The research shows …

Otsuka to take over Astellas’ Cefixime business

June 7, 2019
Medical Communications APIs, Antibiotics, Astellas, Otsuka, antimicrobial, pharma

Japanese firm Otsuka Chemical has bought Astellas Pharma’s antibiotic Cefixime. The agreement gives Otsuka the right to sell Cefixime and …


Prophylactic antibiotic use could halve post-birth maternal infections, study indicates

May 14, 2019
Manufacturing and Production, Research and Development Antibiotics, University of Oxford, pharma

A study led by researchers at the University of Oxford has argued that the administration of preventative antibiotics to all …


Throat lozenges could be contributing to antimicrobial resistance

April 12, 2019
Medical Communications AMR, Antibiotics, OTC, WHO, antimicrobial, health

Over the counter (OTC) throat lozenges could be contributing to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) according to research presented at this year’s …

33% of antibiotics prescribed by NHS are given without associated diagnosis, England’s Chief Medical Officer warns

February 11, 2019
Sales and Marketing AMR, Antibiotics, Dame Sally Davies, England, UK, pharma

A third of the antibiotics prescribed by the NHS are given out despite there being no medical evidence that they …


UK government launches plan to control AMR by 2040

January 24, 2019
Medical Communications, Research and Development AMR, Antibiotics, Davos, Matt Hancock, UK

The British government has announced a plan through which it will incentivise pharmaceutical companies to develop drugs aimed at tackling …

Novartis forge deal with Boston Pharmaceuticals in effort against AMR

October 3, 2018
Research and Development AMR, Antibiotics, Boston Pharmaceuticals, Novartis, US

Swiss multinational Novartis have entered into a licensing and equity agreement with Boston Pharmaceuticals for the development of three novel …


UK government accused of using Brexit to avoid antimicrobial resistance ruling

September 28, 2018
Medical Communications AMR, Antibiotics, UK, WHO, antimicrobial resistance, farming, politics

The British government has been accused of using Brexit to avoid implementing new EU legislation preventing powerful antibiotics from be …


Antibiotic combinations could help in fight against antimicrobial resistance

September 4, 2018
Manufacturing and Production AMR, Antibiotics, antibiotic resistance, e coli, ucla

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be tackled by giving people a combination of antibiotic drugs that are no longer effective on …


Wockhardt launches $40m manufacturing plant in Dubai

July 30, 2018
Manufacturing and Production, Sales and Marketing Antibiotics, Dubai, India, Wockhardt, antibiotic resistance, pharma

Indian pharmaceutical firm Wockhardt has launched its first manufacturing facility in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza). Costing $40 million, …

Scientists launch free, open access, antibiotics database to tackle AMR

July 24, 2018
Manufacturing and Production AMR, Antibiotics, Database, academia, resistance

A team of scientists, led by Professor Laura Piddock from the University of Birmingham, have launched a free, open access, …


Novartis pulls out of antibiotics, cuts 140 staff

July 12, 2018
Sales and Marketing Antibiotics, Novartis, pharma, staff cuts

Novartis has announced that it is to terminate its research operations into antibiotics and antivirals in a reorganisation effort that …

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