Category Archives: Antibiotic Overuse

FDA Says, “Stop Using Antibacterial Soaps and Cleansers!”

My blog headline mimics the headlines I’ve witnessed in print for the last couple of weeks. The FDA has finally ruled on the use, overuse and abusive use of antibacterial soaps. I’ve blogged in the past (here and here) about … Continue reading

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Teaching an Old Drug New Tricks

I’ve written in previous blogs (here, here and here) about the increasing danger of drug resistant bacteria—that one day we may find that certain bacteria have evolved to be resistant to ALL known antibiotics and that the so-called “Golden Age … Continue reading

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Super Bugs = Super Killers

We perceive bacterial infections to be little more than a nuisance—with the simple fix of taking an antibiotic for a few days and we’re back to feeling one hundred percent. Fortunately, that’s often the case. Certain bacteria, however, are resistant … Continue reading

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Deadly CRE Invasion!

In last week’s blog I discussed “superbugs”, a term given to bacteria that evolve to become resistant to some of the most commonly-used antibiotics. Drug resistant bacteria are a growing concern among healthcare professionals and the causes are partially related … Continue reading

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Super Bugs = Super Killers

We perceive bacterial infections to be little more than a nuisance—with the simple fix of taking an antibiotic for a few days and then we’re back to feeling one hundred percent. Fortunately, that’s usually the case. Certain bacteria, however, are … Continue reading

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The Post-Antibiotic Era

In late 2013 the Centers for Disease Control released a report on the escalating lethal threat of antibiotic resistance—specifically, the increasing number of bacterial infections that are resistant to conventional antibiotic therapy. The antibiotic resistance problem is complex and the … Continue reading

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The Deadly Invasion of CRE

In last week’s blog I discussed “superbugs”, a term given to bacteria that evolve to become resistant to some of the most commonly-used antibiotics. Drug resistant bacteria are a growing concern among healthcare professionals and the causes are partially related … Continue reading

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