Many antibiotic courses for common infections not in line with guidelines

The BMJ Peer-reviewed? Yes (research), No (linked editorial) Type of study: Observational, Opinion Subject: Antibiotics Treatment courses were 1.3 million

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Delaying or withholding antibiotics for over 65s with urinary infection linked to heightened sepsis risk

The BMJ Externally peer-reviewed? Yes (research), No (linked editorial) Type of evidence: Observational (research), Opinion (editorial) Subjects: People Researchers advocate

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Less than 1% of UK public research funding spent on antibiotic research in past 5 years

Main Point: Less than 1% of research funding awarded by public and charitable bodies to UK researchers in 2008–13 was

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Antibiotics Continue to Be Prescribed at High Rate for Bronchitis, Contrary to Recommended Guidelines

Main Points: Despite clear evidence of ineffectiveness, guidelines and more than 15 years of educational efforts stating that the antibiotic

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First data on antibiotic use in non-EU countries of WHO European region should stimulate development of national action plans

Main Points: A new study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal, provides the first ever reliable data on antibiotic use in

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List of antibiotics and new classes of antibiotics launched since 2000

Discovery of antibiotics started in the 1930s, when the sulfonamides and β-lactams started saving lives of humanity. That “golden era”

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Viral protein could replace antibiotics in future; Research

Researchers have found that antibacterial viral protein can be used as an alternative to antibiotics.

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Most sinusitis are unresponsive to antibiotics: Research

Researchers have found that antibiotics against sinus infection are not much effective than placebo. This research has been done by

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