8/13/2013: Dr. Levy video recorded for a "Science for the Public" Spotlight at Tufts School of Medicine. Available here.
7/8/2013: Dr. Levy interviewed in a WBUR article describing new research that examines antibiotics damaging cells.
In a study published in Science Translational Medicine, James J. Collins, a B.U. biomedical engineer, says his research in mice suggests that certain antibiotics, taken long-term, could be damaging our own cells. Dr. Levy comments on the role of bacteriocidal antibiotics and the need for further research.
7/2/2013: APUA is mentioned in The Preventing Antibiotic Resistant Act 2013 as mentioned in a Yahoo! article about antibiotics in the meat industry.
“In 2009, Cook County Hospital and the Alliance for Prudent Use of Antibiotics estimated that the total health care cost of antibiotic resistant infections in the United States was between $16,600,000,000 and $26,000,000,000 annually,” according to the bill.
6/20/2013: The APUA Nutrition Group's letter to the editor "Antibiotics for Uncomplicated Severe Malnutrition" (cautioning the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in treating severe malnutrition in resource-limited settings) published in the Correspondence section of the New England Journal of Medicine. Click here to view the press release.
5/13/2013: Dr. Levy interviewed in PBS Frontline about the controversy of antibiotic use in food animals.
4/22/2013: APUA is mentioned in a Yahoo! article about the causes of antibiotic resistance, including the overprescription of unnecessary antibiotics.
3/29/2013: APUA comments on the importance of hygiene to combat antibiotic resistance in "Patient Safety". Other articles in the USA Today supplement advocate for patients to become a more well-informed consumer when it comes to their own healthcare and safety.
2/11/2013: Dr. Stuart Levy (APUA President) comments on China's overuse of antibiotics in livestock and how such use may harm human health.
11/14/2012: Along with other leading international health care organizations, Stuart Levy (APUA President) signs letter to the Financial Times advocating for new antibiotic development as well as strong antibiotic stewardship of existing antibiotics.
9/28/2012: The article by Katharine Greider appears in the October issue of the AARP and can be viewed online on the AARP website. The author elaborates on how the misuse of antibiotics in humans leads to resistance and Dr Stuart Levy's advice is quoted, "You don't want to take antibiotics without a physician's advice. Don't stockpile them. Don't beg for them. You don't take antibiotics for the common cold." The article also points out the problems associated with overuse of antibiotics in food production. Dr Levy is quoted once more, "Resistance is produced and amplified by the misuse of antibiotics. There are lives being lost. And the solution is to get... antibiotics out of the environment as best we can."
6/20/2012: Kevin Outterson's (J.D., Health Law Program of Boston University) article in the APUA Clinical Newsletter Vol.30 No.1 cited in world report "Europe to boost development of new antimicrobial drugs" in June 16 issue of The Lancet
3/7/2012: Dr. Stuart Levy (APUA President) cited in Boston Globe article "Massachusetts teams help reduce spread of often fatal germ" about APUA and CDC efforts to fight incidence of C. difficile infections in hospitals through the CDC Vital Signs campaign
1/25/2012: Dr. Stuart Levy's (APUA President) letter to the editor "Antibiotics in animals" (applauding the FDA ban on cephalosporin use in food animals) published in the Opinion section of the New York Times
1/4/2012: Kathleen Young (APUA Executive Director) gives antibiotic use statistics in an article in Bloomberg News, "Antibiotic use restricted by U.S. in livestock and poultry"
11/18/2011: Dr. Stuart Levy (APUA President) and Bonnie Marshall's (APUA Staff Scientist) article "Food animals and antimicrobials: impacts on human health" published in October 2011 issue of Clinical Microbiology Reviews
10/17/2011: APUA recognizes ESCMID and the APUA-Nepal chapter for their invaluable work in controlling resistance and improving treatment
6/2/2011: Carol Cogliani (APUA Program Manager) co-authors article "Restricting antimicrobial use in food animals: lessons from Europe - banning nonessential antibiotic uses in food animals is intended to reduce pools of resistance genes" published in June 2011 issue of Microbe
5/20/11: Dr. Stuart Levy (APUA President) and Bonnie Marshall's (APUA Staff Scientist) article "Don't share that clarinet: bacteria can linger on woodwind instruments for days" published in the May 2011 web issue of Science News
5/8/11: Dr. Stuart Levy (APUA President) receives Hamao Umezawa Award from the ISC at this year's European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
4/11/11: Dr. Tom O'Brien (APUA Vice President) and Dr. John Stelling's (Co-director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Surveillance of Antimicrobial Resistance) article, "Integrated multilevel surveillance of the world's infecting microbes and their resistance to antimicrobial agents" published in April 2011 issue of Clinical Microbiology Reviews
4/7/11: "To save antibiotics, make them a separate class of drugs" an APUA press release in conjunction with World Health Day
3/31/11: APUA and Cook County Hospital study on the cost of resistance cited in an article in The Economist, "The spread of superbugs: what can be done about the rising risk of antibiotic resistance?"
2/21/11: "Harvard Vanguard pushing for judicious antibiotic use" as reported by the Medford Transcript
1/10/11: Dr. Stuart Levy (APUA President) profiled in an interview with the Boston Globe, "A leader of the resistance"
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