antimicrobial drugs


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an·ti·mi·cro·bi·al drugs

(antē-mī-krōbē-ăl drŭgz)
Substances that kill or inhibit growth of microscopic pathogens, such as bacteria and viruses.
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In the absence of established resistance breakpoints for other antimicrobial drugs of interest, we categorized reduced cefixime susceptibility as [greater than or equal to] 0.
Section 105 of the Animal Drug User Fee Amendments of 2008 (ADUFA 105) requires antimicrobial drug sponsors to annually report to the FDA the amount of all antimicrobial drugs they sell and distribute for use in food-producing animals, including those antibiotics that are not used in human medicine.
The WHO has identified irrational use of antimicrobial drugs as a major driver of AMR wherein antibiotics may no longer work against infectious diseases," according to the FDA.
Issued in late June, the guidance outlines strategies to assure that antimicrobial drugs considered important for therapeutic use in humans are used "judiciously" in animal agriculture.
In the past several years, the CTFA/Soap and Detergent Association Industry Coalition has submitted extensive scientific literature to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of consumer antimicrobial drug products.
It concluded that "subtherapeutic" (low, constant) use of antimicrobials "favored the selection and development of resistant bacteria," and that use of antimicrobial drugs had caused multi-drug resistant bacteria in animals.
I'm still waiting for the study that will provide clear indications for the use of antimicrobial drugs in otitis media," journal editor Catherine D.
Preventing further dissemination of MDR organisms among war-injured refugees from Syria at hosting healthcare facilities requires an effective surveillance system, investment in infection prevention and control, appropriate antimicrobial drug stewardship, and urgent laboratory capacity building inside Syria and in the refugee-host countries.
The plan announced today focuses on those antimicrobial drugs that are considered medically important (i.
coli isolates from Arctic birds carried resistance to 14 of the 17 antimicrobial drugs tested.
Such knowledge, he maintains, could lead to novel antimicrobial drugs.
This week's launch is an exciting milestone for MedMined because hospitals using the new Antimicrobial Management Service will see a reduction in antimicrobial expenses, improved utilization of antimicrobial drugs, decreased costs due to shorter hospital stays, and fewer adverse drug events," said Patrick Hymel, M.

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