WHO launches tool for safer use of antibiotics, curb resistance

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a global campaign that urges countries to adopt its new online tool known as ‘AWaRe’. The tool is aimed at guiding policy-makers and health workers to use antibiotics safely and more effectively.It’s another objective is to limit drugs that are at risk of resistance. The tool ‘AWaRe’ classifies… Continue reading WHO launches tool for safer use of antibiotics, curb resistance

ICMR’s tie-up with Pfizer on antibiotic abuse raises eyebrow

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and Pfizer Ltd will set up a centre to combat antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in New Delhi.The joint initiative will implement a series of interventions in three areas namely Planning,Surveillance and Awareness around responsible use of antibiotics. The criticism against this collaboration is that it will give Pfizer access… Continue reading ICMR’s tie-up with Pfizer on antibiotic abuse raises eyebrow