Tag Archives: antibiotics

Can new polymyxin antibiotic tackle superbugs?

The development of the new polymyxin is needed to meet an increasingly urgent healthcare need and Monash University today announced the grant of an exclusive licence of its portfolio of proprietary synthetic polymyxin antibiotics to a US-based biopharmaceutical company. The company, Qpex Biopharma is focused on developing new antibiotics to …

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Ongoing threat of antibiotic resistance

The most comprehensive report produced on the use and resistance trends of antimicrobials in Australia has found that their use in the community is falling, but they continue to be overprescribed, while some dangerous bacteria are growing increasingly resistant to common antibiotics.<intro> The report, Antimicrobial Use and Resistance in Australia …

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Atlas: too much, too little, too soon

Healthcare use in four clinical areas is widely varied across Australia with patterns of medicine use also showing disparity. <itals>The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Report<itals> has highlighted medicine use for common groups of medicines in Australia as cause for concern – in particular, overuse of antibiotics in children …

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Atlas: Too much, too little, too soon

Healthcare use in four clinical areas is widely varied across Australia with patterns of medicine use also showing disparity. The Third Australian Atlas of Healthcare Variation Report has highlighted medicine use for common groups of medicines in Australia as cause for concern – in particular, overuse of antibiotics in children and …

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