Page-2 of antibiotics Current Affairs, GK & News

ICMR releases Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in hospitals

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has released Antimicrobial Stewardship Guidelines to advise hospitals in setting up Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmes (AMSP) to ensure judicious use of antibiotics in healthcare facilities. AMS guidelines aims to provide guidance in setting up structure and processes of AMSP in healthcare institutions, discusses essential elements of antimicrobial stewardship and diagnostic ..

Month: 

Category: 

Topics: 

Malacidins: Scientists discover new class of antibiotics from soil

Scientists from The Rockefeller University in New York have reported discovery of a new class of antibiotics called malacidins. It has been produced by microorganisms living in soil and dirt and is capable of killing off several antibiotic-resistant pathogens. Discovery The new family of antibiotics comes from molecules present in large variety of soils. Scientists ..

Month: 

Topics: 

WHO revises Protocol for Antibiotics

With an aim to curb antibiotic resistance, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revised the protocol for antibiotics. This revision is the biggest such revision of the antibiotics section in the 40-year history of the essential medicines list (EML). Salient Highlights WHO has divided the drugs into three categories — access, watch and reserve. It has also specified ..

Month: 

Topics: 

WHO wants new drugs against 12 antibiotics-resistant super-germs

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has urged governments, scientists and pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs to tackle 12 antibiotics-resistant super-germs threatening an explosion of incurable diseases. This is for the first time, WHO has published a list of bacteria threatening to turn once easily-treatable infections into incurable diseases. It held that antibiotics may not ..

Month: 

Topics: 

India lauded for Medicines with the Red Line campaign on antibiotics

The Global Review on Antimicrobial Resistance in its final report has appreciated India’s Medicines with the Red Line campaign on antibiotics. The global review was commissioned by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron in 2014 and was chaired by economist Jim O’Neil. Key highlights of the report India’s model of putting a red line on ..

Month: 

Topics: 

15 March: World Consumer Rights Day

Every year World Consumer Rights Day (WCRD) is being observed on 15 March for celebration and solidarity within the international consumer movement. Significance of Day: It provides (i) an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers (ii) demand those rights that must be respected and protected and (ii) for those  protesting against the ..

Month: 

Topics: