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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.


Are Monoclonal Antibodies the Answer to the Antibiotic Resistance Problem?
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, discusses the need for the development of non-antibacterial options against infections, such as monoclonal antibodies.
How the Microbiology Lab Helps Inform Empiric & Directed Therapy
Daniel Diekema, MD, explains how the microbiology lab works to provide optimal drug selection for empiric and directed therapy.
Why Should the Microbiology Lab Be Incorporated into Antibiotic Stewardship Programs?
Daniel Diekema, MD, explains why the microbiology laboratory should be a part of antimicrobial stewardship programs.
Can Addressing Antibiotic Use in Animals Help Stall Resistance?
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, explains why addressing issues surrounding antibiotic use in veterinary medicine is crucial in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
Testing for Multidrug-Resistant Pneumonia
Alan Gross, PharmD, discusses testing options for multidrug-resistant pneumonia.
Study Finds Antibiotics to Treat CAP Failed in 1 in 4 Patients: Why?
Alan Gross, PharmD, postulates why one in four patients experienced treatment failure for community-acquired pneumonia in a recent study.
Incentivizing Pharma Companies to Develop Lifesaving Drugs
James S. Lewis, PharmD, FIDSA, shares different proposals shared in the health care community to incentivize pharmaceutical companies to develop needed drugs.
VABOMERE Shows Higher Cure Rate in Patients with CRE Infections Vs. Best Available Therapy
Michael N. Dudley, PharmD, explains how VABOMERE was associated with a higher overall cure rate and lower mortality compared with the best available therapy in patients with CRE infections in a recent trial.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.