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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.


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.
Are Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics More Effective Against <i>C. difficile</i>?
Kirk Hevener, PharmD, PhD, explains why narrow-spectrum antibiotics are more beneficial for treating C. difficile.
Strategies to Address Antimicrobial Shortages
Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, explains strategies institutions can take to address antimicrobial shortages.
What Is the Importance of Antimicrobial Susceptibility Testing for Off-Label Indications?
Jason Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA, explains the importance of antimicrobial susceptibility testing for off-label indications.
New Cytomegalovirus Antiviral Shows Efficacy in Phase 3 Clinical Trial
Genovefa Papanicolaou, MD, discusses a new antiviral in development to prevent cytomegalovirus.
How Do Antimicrobial Shortages Impact Patient Care?
Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, explains the different ways that antimicrobial shortages can impact patient care.
Using Meta-Analysis to Study Drug Safety and Efficacy
Khalid Eljaaly, PharmD, MS, CAPPS, BCPS, explains which studies are ideal to run through a meta-analysis.
Could Immunotherapy Be Used to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance?
Lauri A. Hicks, DO, discusses the use of immunotherapy in tackling antibiotic resistance.