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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.


Lack of Benefit of Azithromycin Use in Acute Asthma Exacerbations
Recent research shows no clinical benefits from adding azithromycin to standard treatment for adults who presented to emergency departments with acute asthma exacerbations requiring a corticosteroid course.
Antibiotic Consumption Impacts Horizontal VRE Transmission
Researchers from Midwestern University Chicago College of Pharmacy highlight correlations between antibiotic use and horizontal transmission of Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) bacterial species.
The Scary Reality Behind WHO's Updated Essential Medicines List
Updates to the EML highlight the dangerous growing threat of antimicrobial resistance and the dire situation we are currently facing.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of June 4, 2017
Superbugs, Zika, antibiotic development, C. difficile, and HIV are the article topics making up this week’s Top 5 articles.
Examining the Surprisingly High Impact of Viruses on CAP and the Utility of Procalcitonin in Treatment Decisions
The impact of viruses on community-acquired pneumonia seems to be greater than initially realized and the use of procalcitonin may help distinguish infection type for appropriate treatment.
Is Oritavancin Still Effective When It Comes to Treating Skin Infections?
Contagion® sat down with Rodrigo Mendes, PhD, to discuss research exploring evolving resistance among antibiotics to treat skin infections.
Data Presented at ASM Microbe 2017 Highlight Progress on New Antibiotics: Business Watch Report
The weekly Business Watch includes the latest industry news that practitioners working in infectious diseases need to know.
Superbugs Equal Super Headlines for the Media: Public Health Watch Report
Incidence of superbug infections are certainly keeping the media in business, but is all the attention translating into an increased awareness of the importance of antibiotic stewardship?
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?