The BMJ just published a new study showing that nearly 25 percent of antibiotics prescribed in the U.S. are inappropriate, which some have claimed illustrates that U.S. doctors are being more judicious in prescribing antibiotics to outpatients. However, a deeper dive into the study shows that the opposite may be true.
In mid-January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an updated version of its Antibiotic Resistance Map, which illustrates the CDC’s efforts both within the U.S. and abroad to help local health officials battle resistance.
The aim of a recent study lead by researchers at the University of Lyon was to evaluate the performance of a multiplex molecular testing platform based on rapid polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
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