Veterinarians began using antibiotics to treat animals soon after penicillin and other antibiotic drugs
were discovered in the 1930s.
PMX-30063, PolyMedix's lead antibiotic compound, is a small molecule that mimics human host-defense proteins and has a mechanism of action distinct from those of current antibiotic drugs
, a mechanism which is intended to make bacterial resistance unlikely to develop.
Returning pilgrims were asked if the symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection had occurred and if antibiotic drugs
were taken during the pilgrimage, specifically a single dose of ciprofloxacin.
An antibiotic-resistant strain of Salmonella has emerged in Taiwan, say investigators who reviewed hospital records, lending further support to the concern that critical antibiotic drugs
are being overused.
It remained to be seen whether the dermicidin was effective against organisms resistant to established antibiotic drugs
Antimicrobial resistance: Feeding massive doses of antibiotic drugs
to healthy animals--more than 11 million kg (24 million pounds) per year in the United States alone--is threatening human health by undermining our arsenal of disease-fighting drugs, according to a January 2001 report by the Union of Concerned Scientists.
This may lead to deadly infections that no antibiotic drugs
The results of two studies showed that young women were not routinely being asked about their contraception when being prescribed antibiotic drugs
And their use has skyrocketed in Europe and America in recent years, due primarily to concerns about booming health care costs and fears over the side effects of conventional medicines According to Health and Nutrition Breakthroughs, the overuse of antibiotics in Western medicine has also encouraged a revival of herbal remedies, as more and more bacterial strains become immune to antibiotic drugs
Eric McAllister, presented during a session that focused on the problem of bacterial drug resistance to antibiotics, superbugs and the need for new antibiotic drugs
Contract notice: Antibiotic drugs
and blood products.
The discovery, reported in the journal Nature, may pave the way to a new generation of antibiotic drugs
that work by bringing down the defensive wall.