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Ethical Implications Of Strategies Addressing Drug Resistance Require ‘Careful Consideration’

Project Syndicate: The Ethics of Fighting Drug Resistance Christian Munthe, bioethicist and professor of philosophy at the University of Gothenburg “…[T]he ethical roadmap for addressing [drug resistance] remains dangerously ill-defined. Health care policies that pursue long-term goals often have short-term costs for human, animal, and environmental well-being. … [E]thicists, health…

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Comprehensive Care Improves Treatment Outcomes For MDR-TB In Taiwan, Study Says

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Comprehensive care and support significantly boosts MDR-TB successful treatment completion Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer at “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from a paper published in Clinical Infectious Diseases on treatment outcomes of multidrug-resistant TB in Taiwan. Barton notes the study found that comprehensive care and support…

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Philippines ‘Must Move Quickly’ To Reverse Growing HIV Epidemic

Philippine Star: Editorial — HIV epidemic Editorial Board “Here’s another reason to take precautions against the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus: health experts warn that a drug-resistant HIV strain is on the rise. … This makes safe sex and other precautionary measures all the more important to prevent the spread of…

WHO Surveillance Report Highlights Global Threat Of AMR, Data Gaps

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: WHO report on global antibiotic resistance highlights growing threats in the face of surveillance gaps Antigone Barton, senior editor and writer of “Science Speaks,” discusses findings from WHO’s recently released Global Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System (GLASS) report. Barton notes the report’s findings “show some of the world’s…

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