• Practical efforts to curb antibiotic prescriptions could have large effect in small hospitals

    An ARLG study sheds light on the feasibility of antibiotic stewardship programs in small, community hospitals that have limited resources. The DICON I study refers to the Duke Infection CONtrol Network that provides access to the community hospitals doing research. Led by Deverick Anderson, M.D., director of the Duke Center for Antimicrobial Stewardship and Infection Prevention, ... Read more
  • ARLG study helps physicians rapidly determine whether antibiotics will be effective against certain bacterial infections

    A recent study supported by the Antibacterial Resistance Leadership Group, (ARLG) called The Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating Clinical Impact of RAPid Identification and Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Gram-Negative Bacteremia (RAPIDS-GN) is the largest study to evaluate the clinical impact of rapid blood culture diagnostics in the management of patients with Gram-negative bacilli bloodstream infections. RAPIDS-GN results ... Read more
  • ARLG at IDWeek 2019

    Are you attending IDWeek 2019? Connect with your ARLG colleagues at the following sessions, oral presentations, and posters. Read more
  • Update from the Pharmacokinetics Special Emphasis Panel

    Chair, Pharmacokinetics Special Emphasis Panel Thomas Lodise, Pharm D, PhD Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice The Pharmacokinetics Special Emphasis Panel (PK SEP) is dedicated to enhancing our current understanding of antimicrobial exposure-response relationships in patients with invasive infections. Similar to other ARLG special emphasis panels and committees, the PK SEP supports the ... Read more

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Antibiotic Resistance in the News

Too many people use antibiotics improperly, which can pose risks, (featuring Vance Fowler, MD) Washington Post, September 16, 2019

Diagnostic developers target antibiotic resistance,, October 9, 2015

NIH Funds Nine Antimicrobial Resistance Diagnostics Projects, NIAID, April 9, 2015

Obama battles 'superbugs' with national plan,, March 27, 2015

Combating Antibiotic Resistance, FDA, October 14, 2014

National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, CDC, September 22, 2014

New Executive Actions to Combat Antibiotic Resistance and Protect Public Health,, September 18, 2014

Executive Order -- Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria,, September 18, 2014

PCAST Releases New Report on Combating Antibiotic Resistance,, September 18, 2014

Antimicrobial resistance, WHO, April 2014