APUA wishes to congratulate Maryn McKenna and John LaMattina, the 2014 Leadership Awards recipients.


APUA president Stuart Levy, Maryn McKenna, and John LaMattina at the Leadership Award Dinner which took place on 11/14

Thanks to everyone who attended the Resistance Screening on 11/13 at Brandeis University. 



There was a great panel and engaging audience discussion with APUA vice-president Tom O'Brien,  filmmaker Michael Graziano, and journalist Maryn McKenna

If you want to learn more about the film, you can visit their website or facebook page for upcoming events and showings.



Antibiotics are humanity's key defense against disease-causing microbes. The growing prevalence of antibiotic resistance threatens a future where these drugs can no longer cure infections and killer epidemics run rampant. The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) has been the leading global non-governmental organization fighting to preserve the effectiveness of antimicrobial drugs since 1981. With affiliated chapters in over 66 developed and developing countries, we conduct research, education and advocacy programs to control antimicrobial resistance and ensure access to effective antibiotics for current and future generations. For more information on antibiotic resistance research, visit our partner lab at the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance.

Antibiotic Resistance
in the News

2014 PCAST Report on 
Combating Antimicrobial Resistance

The 2014 WHO Report on
Antimicrobial Resistance:

The 2013 CDC Report:




Public Health AdvocacyGlobal Research and Survellience

Consumer and Practioner ResourcesAPUA Chapters

"Antibiotics are uniquely societal drugs because individual use affects others in the community and environment.  Better stewardship, incentives, and establishment of a special regulatory category will improve how they are used, marketed, and developed through incentives to industry."

Stuart B. Levy, M.D.
President of APUA, professor at Tufts University School of Medicine

From the IOM 25th Anniversary Symposium (1996) and The Antibiotic Paradox (2002)

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