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


What is the Best Way to Determine an Alternative Agent During a Drug Shortage?
Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, explains the best way to determine an alternative agent during a drug shortage.
Can Antimicrobial Photodynamic Therapy Complement Antimicrobial Chemotherapy?
Caetano Sabino, BSc, discusses how antimicrobial photodynamic therapy could be used to complement antimicrobial chemotherapy in order to manage drug-resistant infections.
How Restrictions on Commercial Automated Susceptibility Testing Affects Patient Care
Jason Gallagher, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FIDSA, explains how restrictions on commercial automated susceptibility testing can affect patient care.
How Can Caretakers Protect Themselves from <i>Candida auris</i> Infection?
Snigdha Vallabhaneni, MD, MPH, recommends ways for caretakers to protect themselves from acquiring Candida auris.
New Therapies on Horizon May Positively Impact PrEP Adherence & Treatment
Kenneth Mayer, MD, discusses new therapies that may have a positive impact on pre-exposure prophylaxis adherence and treatment.
Is Photodynamic Therapy a Cost-Effective Treatment Option?
Caetano P. Sabino, BSc, PhD Student, explains if photodynamic therapy a cost-effective treatment option.
Why Is It Important to Look at Cross-Reactivity Among Beta-Lactams?
Meghan Jeffres, PharmD, explains the importance of discussing cross-reactivity among beta-lactams.
Strategies Institutions Can Take to Obtain Antimicrobials on Shortage
Milena McLaughlin, PharmD, MSc, explains different strategies institutions can take to obtain antimicrobials that are on shortage.
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