India’s drug regulation is loose and results in dangerous medicines being sold at home and abroad.
It is illegal to share prescription drugs with friends and family.
The US currently has only one antibiotic available to treat gonorrhea – and it’s becoming less effective.
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat. Here’s how resistant genes sneak into human guts via wastewater, food and other routes.
Most antibiotics work by killing bacteria. But this also helps them to become resistant. If we render bacteria harmless to us, rather than kill them, it’s a win-win.
When humans eat fish, mussels and other foods containing antibiotics, the residual antibiotics may cause bacterial pathogens to become resistant.
Prescription opiods, stimulants such as those used to treat ADHD and the ingredients found in sexual dysfunction drugs like Viagra are some of the drugs that are being marketed to US consumers.
Scientists discover why antibiotics make life-threatening fungal infections such as invasive candidiasis more probable.
Nearly three-quarters of all patients in the study were taking at least one antibiotic. This is high and could indicate overuse.
Our gut microbiome is connected to almost every aspect of our health – including brain health.
Albert Alexander was the first known person treated with penicillin. While his ultimately fatal case is well known in medical histories, the cause of his illness has been misattributed for decades.
Canada lags behind other developed countries in access to newer antimicrobials. Here’s why that matters, and what can be done about it.
The production and release of synthetic chemicals worldwide is destabilising the Earth system.
Latest numbers show antimicrobial resistant infections contributed to 4.95 millions deaths globally in 2019.
The rule that antibiotics don’t work against viruses isn’t always true.
The quest to find treatment for COVID-19, and the uncertainty surrounding the clinical outcome, necessitates the use of antibiotics in the treatment package.
If no action is taken to address antibiotic resistance, infections from multidrug-resistant bacteria could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050.
Discovery of a new antibiotic compound from a Nigerian environment is good news for researchers in this field.
Antibiotics can destroy the good bacteria in your gut. But some foods can help get it back to normal.
With nurse prescribing expanding globally, it’s important they are properly guided and supported when it comes to antibiotics and managing patient expectations.