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The Contagion® Antibiotics specialty page provides antibiotics-specific clinical news and articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content.


Delay in Available Antimicrobial Susceptibility Tests Undermines Proper Antibiotic Use
Jason Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA, explains how the role of antimicrobial susceptibility tests can be undermined by delays between approval of new antibiotics and the tests that will optimize their use.
Key Points to Incorporate in Institutional Plans for Antimicrobial Shortages
Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, explains the key points that should be incorporated into institutional plans for dealing with antimicrobial shortages.
What Drugs Can be Used to Treat <i>Candida</i> Infections Such as <i>Candida auris</i>?
Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD, MPH, discusses the drugs available to treat Candida infections.
Adopting a Suitable Stewardship Intervention for Your Practice Setting
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, explains how practitioners can adopt antibiotic stewardship interventions that will be beneficial to their specific practice settings.
Strategies for Improving the Management of Antibiotic Allergies
Elizabeth Phillips, MD, FRCPC, FRACP, explains different strategies for improving antibiotic allergy management.
What Do Practitioners Need to Keep in Mind When Prescribing Beta-Lactams?
Meghan Jeffres, PharmD, explains what practitioners should keep in mind when prescribing beta-lactams.
Some Antibiotic Stewardship Interventions Have Negative Effects
Conan MacDougall, PharmD, discusses some interventions that have been shown to produce negative behavioral changes for antibiotic stewardship.
Explaining to Patients that Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer
Belinda Ostrowsky, MD, MPH, explains how to treat patients who expect to receive an antibiotic, but should not.
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