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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.


Antimicrobial Stewardship in HAP / VAP: A Focus on Duration of Therapy
Reducing overall antibiotic exposure is likely to have an impact on decreasing antimicrobial resistance.
About Antibiotics: Complete the Course, or Stop When You Feel Better?
Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, addresses the undetermined importance of fixed antibiotic durations.
A Long-Term Care Antimicrobial Stewardship Certificate Program for Pharmacists: Filling an Unmet Need
This training will empower pharmacists practicing in LTC facilities to develop antimicrobial stewardship programs, improve patient outcomes related to infectious diseases, and facilitate compliance with CMS requirements.
Ingestible Smart Pill Can Remind Patients to Take Medications
An ingestible smart pill developed by Proteus Digital Health can remind patients with chronic diseases to take their medication.
New Rapid, Cost-Effective Diagnostic Test for Viral & Bacterial Infections in Development
A team of researchers at Stevens Institute of Technology are working on the development of a rapid, cost-effective diagnostic test for the detection of bacterial and viral infections.
Local Infectious Disease Response Efforts Receive $200 Million Boost from CDC
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is providing local agencies with a boost—in the form of $200 million—to improve surveillance, laboratory diagnostic capabilities, and outbreak response.
Using Deep Sequencing Technology to Detect HCV Resistant Variants
A research team from the Netherlands turns to deep sequencing technology to detect hepatitis C virus resistant variants.
As Gonorrhea Develops Widespread Resistance, New Research Sparks Hope for Vaccine
New research suggests that a vaccine designed to protect against meningitis may also protect against gonorrhea infections.
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