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View Resource New Antibiotic Approved by FDA

Last week, the FDA approved Zyvox (known generically as linezolid), the first in a new class of synthetic antibacterial drugs -- called oxazolidinones -- designed to treat a number of drug-resistant infections. Zyvox has proven effective in treatment of infections associated with vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium (VREF) as well as hospital-acquired pneumonia and complicated skin and skin...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/se/2000/0426
View Resource Johns Hopkins Division of Infectious Diseases Antibiotic Guide

Designed expressly for medical professionals, this peer-reviewed database will offer users free and frequently updated information on antibiotics and their proper use. This is the first in a planned series of digital medical specialty handbooks from Johns Hopkins and is available both on the Web and on PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants). At present, the guide contains information on over 160 drugs...

https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/ub
View Resource Superbug Strikes Again

A recent news articles from the journal Nature. describes problems in treating a particularly stubborn strain of Staphylococcus aureus, just one of the many resistant bacterial strains that have resulted from widespread overuse of antibiotics. The Web site provides numerous links to related stories and resources.

http://www.nature.com/news/2002/021011/full/news021007-12.ht...
View Resource Honey Kills Antibiotic-Resistant Bugs

This recent news articles from the journal Nature relates how raw honey may contain anti-microbial compounds that could be used to treat antibiotic-resistant infections in wounds. Clinical trials to support this hypothesis have yet to be done. The Web site provides numerous links to related stories and resources.

http://www.nature.com/news/2002/021119/full/news021118-1.htm...
View Resource FDA: Antibiotic Resistance

In the past few years, there have been more reports of bacteria that are increasingly resilient to antibiotics. Understandably, this antibiotic resistance is of great concern to the medical community in terms of public health, and is due largely to the increased use of antibiotics. With this in mind, the United States Food and Drug Administration has developed this Web site to inform the general...

https://www.fda.gov/forconsumers/consumerupdates/ucm092810.h...