Neisseria gonorrhoeae, the causative pathogen of gonorrhea, has been designated an urgent antimicrobial drug
resistance threat by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (1).
Section 105 of the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2008 (ADUFA 105) requires antimicrobial drug
sponsors to annually report to the FDA the amount of all antimicrobial drugs
they sell and distribute for use in food-producing animals, including those antibiotics that are not used in human medicine.
In an advisory, FDA officer-in-charge Nicolas Lutero III said AMR, or the "resistance of a microorganism to an antimicrobial drug
that was originally effective for treatment of infections caused by it," has been tagged as an emerging threat with multi-drug resistant strains across major diseases.
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Scientists are addressing the threat of antimicrobial drug
resistance by launching two new clinical trials aimed at prolonging the effectiveness of currently available antibacterial drugs.
In the past several years, the CTFA/Soap and Detergent Association Industry Coalition has submitted extensive scientific literature to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of consumer antimicrobial drug
This core motif may play a key role in preventing or limiting infection, an insight that could accelerate a major advancement in antimicrobial drug
Pharmaceutical company Chemeq Ltd (ASX: CMQ) has produced an antimicrobial drug
that kills a strain of the gastric ulcer germ, Helicobacter pylori which is resistant to antibiotics.
We practice medicine in an era in which the focus of new antimicrobial drug
development has been on shorter treatment courses and fewer daily doses.
As part of a program of antimicrobial drug
stewardship and infection prevention and control, empiric antimicrobial drug
protocols were introduced.
Because antimicrobial drug
use in both humans and animals can contribute to the development of antimicrobial resistance, it is important to use these drugs only when medically necessary.
This finding highlights the unique nature of bacterial adaptation and the complexity of dissemination of antimicrobial drug
resistance," the study's authors wrote.