Report: Deadly hospital-acquired infections still a major problem in the U.S.

Drug-resistant superbugs and other infectious bacteria, including Clostridium difficile, are still very much an issue for one-third of U.S. hospitals — including many flagship teaching hospitals. This data was released in a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this week and comes after several years of warnings, federal fines and […]

California approves strictest animal antibiotic use law in U.S.

California recently became the first state to limit the routine use of the drugs in animal agriculture by passing a bill that bans the use of antibiotics in healthy livestock, barring their use to prevent illness or promote growth.

Calling the overuse of antibiotics “an urgent public health problem,” Gov. Jerry Brown said the bill […]