Drinking alcohol with some medicine means they may not work so well. With others, you risk a life-threatening overdose.
These shortages are a result of rising demand and supply chain bottlenecks. But there are things that can be done to reduce harms to public health.
While RSV can become severe for any child, it poses a particularly serious threat for the youngest babies and for high-risk children.
Hospitals are more risky than farms when it comes to the spread of the Klebsiella superbug.
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.