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Countries are making significant steps in tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR), but serious gaps remain and require urgent action, according to a report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

In 2014, CSE and Pollution Monitoring Laboratory, in their report ‘Antibiotic Residues in Chicken Meat’ highlighted the widespread use of antibiotics in intensive chicken farming in the country, revealing abuse of this ‘public-health good’. Subsequently, CSE was asked at several fora, directly or otherwise: What is the connecting link?

A new survey has revealed that not just illiterate but even educated people are not aware about proper use of antibiotics and dangers of antibiotic resistance.

Bacteria that cause infections in humans can develop or acquire resistance to antibiotics commonly used against them. Antimicrobial resistance (in bacteria and other microbes) causes significant morbidity worldwide, and some estimates indicate the attributable mortality could reach up to 10 million by 2050. Antibiotic resistance in bacteria is believed to develop largely under the selective pressure of antibiotic use; however, other factors may contribute to population level increases in antibiotic resistance.

Antibiotic supply chains are on the brink of collapse, cautions The Netherlands-based Access to Medicine Foundation (AMF), as the world grapples with the peculiar problem of ‘excess and access’ whe

CHANDIGARH: Patients coming to PGI’s emergency from Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh had been prescribed antibiotics despite having no infection that required such treatment, according to a st

Research and advocacy organisation CSE today urged tennis ace Sania Mirza to publicly disassociate from a poultry advertisement, saying it has been declared misleading by the Advertisement Standard

At a time when India is battling with increased antimicrobial resistance (AMR) cases pushed by irrational use of antibiotics by healthcare practitioners and the uninformed public, a study published

Doctors say even 3rd generation antibiotics are not working in some patients, making their treatment difficult.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is propagated by irrational use of antibiotics by healthcare practitioners and the uninformed public. This study assessed a select cohort of 504 urban Indians for their knowledge, awareness and practice of antibiotic use and AMR. Forty seven per cent were unaware of the differences between over-the-counter drugs and antibiotics. One in four believes that dose-skipping does not contribute to AMR. One in ten tends to selfmedicate. One in five bought medicines without prescription or started an antibiotic course by calling a doctor.

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