[Iskander] Hello, I’m Dr. John Iskander. Welcome to CDC Beyond the Data. I’m here today with Dr. Katherine Fleming-Dutra, deputy director of CDC’s Office of Antibiotic Stewardship. So Katherine, we heard at today’s Public Health Grand Rounds about some of the issues around antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance. Let’s start with a working definition of what antibiotic stewardship […]
Part of my research is based in trying to understand how humans try too sort of get short term gains and up causing kind of external damage and the long term effects that they don’t recognize so trying to sort of characterize what are those impacts that could be coming about from this practice of using antibiotics. The […]
Many of us enjoy having a drink. Many of us also take medications. And while medications are generally safe when they are taken as prescribed, things can go wrong when you add alcohol into the mix. In Australia, one in 10 of us have misused pharmaceuticals. Pharmaceutical misuse including mixing medications with alcohol, can affect anyone. It’s important […]
1. Germs – A few are drug resistant. 2. Antibiotics kill bacteria causing the illness, as well as good bacteria protecting the body from infection. 3. The drug-resistant bacteria are now allowed to grow and take over. 4. Some bacteria give their drug-resistance to other bacteria, causing more problems.
At CVS Specialty, we’re always innovating to support the patients we serve. It’s no easy task to get a specialty prescription processed, especially when prior authorization is required. There’s a lot of back and forth by phone, fax and email, and these antiquated systems can cause frustration and increase the potential for errors. On average, it takes 7 […]