Navigation Links
U.S. and European Experts Applaud Creation of New Transatlantic Task Force on Global Antibiotic Resistance Threat
Date:11/6/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts on both sides of the Atlantic applaud President Barack Obama and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, representing the European Union (EU) Presidency, for establishing a transatlantic task force to address antibiotic resistance, an urgent and growing problem that threatens patient safety and public health worldwide. During a summit held this week in Washington, D.C., President Obama and Prime Minister Reinfeldt joined forces to address the urgency of the problem and the need for solutions by signing an international agreement that seeks cooperative ways in which the United States and EU countries can help combat the global health crisis.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified antimicrobial resistance as one of the three greatest threats to human health. Antimicrobial drugs are used around the world to fight viral diseases, like 2009 H1N1 influenza; bacterial infections, like Staphylococcus aureus and tuberculosis; parasitic infections, like malaria; and fungal infections. Many of these pathogens are becoming increasingly resistant to antimicrobials.

"Antimicrobial resistance and the lack of new antimicrobial agents to effectively treat resistant infections are problems that no country can deal with alone -- they threaten the very foundation of medical care," said Richard Whitley, MD, FIDSA, president of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). "Without effective antimicrobial drugs, modern medical treatments such as operations, transplants, intensive care, cancer treatment and care of premature babies will become very risky if not impossible." Dr. Whitley joined with Javier Garau, MD, president of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID) and Shelley A. Hearne, managing director of the Pew Health Group in welcoming the multi-country initiative.

"We are thrilled to see the United States and European Union
'/>"/>

SOURCE Pew Health Group
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. Eligard(R) six-month formulation successfully completes European approval procedure
2. Innocoll Agrees the Sale of its CollaRx(R) GENTAMICIN SURGICAL IMPLANT and European Sales and Marketing Infrastructure to EUSA Pharma
3. Medical Services International Inc. Completes Testing for European Union (EU) Application
4. Labopharm To Present Poster On Onset Of Analgesic Effect Of Once-Daily Tramadol At Congress Of The European Society Of Regional Anaesthesia And Pain Therapy
5. Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Webcast Corporate Overview During 43rd Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
6. Launch of second European Cancer Research Funding survey
7. European directive will halt use of MRI scans; cancer diagnosis and treatment will suffer
8. Pharsight to Host European Software Conference
9. OmniGuide Begins European Commercialization
10. Paving the way for future pan-European clinical trials
11. US, European cancer educators gather in Alabama for meeting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2015)... , ... August 31, 2015 , ... Negotiating an FDA ... 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT, http://www.fdanews.com/importholdcrisis , US authorities are holding ... products, and imports from India. , With alerts on an uptick and a new ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... ChopChop Kids, the nonprofit ... , recently elected two new officers to serve on the organization’s Board of ... inspiring and teaching kids to cook real food with their families and help ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... Chicago, IL (PRWEB) , ... August 30, 2015 ... ... LLC is pleased to announce that Partner Daniel M. Kotin was recently ... within this exclusive organization constitutes the highest degree of peer recognition and outstanding ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... ... August 30, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers , a company that ... company is currently offering lice head checks for just $10, which is a significant ... 10% discount on their lice treatment products. “With kids returning to school, it is ...
(Date:8/30/2015)... ... August 30, 2015 , ... InHealth Media ... the new Global Communications Director for InHealth Media. Mr. Spector comes with ... last 16 years doing on-air television, producing shows, on air-radio and media relations. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDAnews Announces — Negotiating an FDA Import Hold Crisis: Strategies for Challenging FDA Findings Webinar, Sept. 22, 2015 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — Negotiating an FDA Import Hold Crisis: Strategies for Challenging FDA Findings Webinar, Sept. 22, 2015 3Health News:ChopChop Kids Appoints New Chair and Vice-Chair to Board of Directors 2Health News:ChopChop Kids Appoints New Chair and Vice-Chair to Board of Directors 3Health News:Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Daniel M. Kotin Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates 2Health News:Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Daniel M. Kotin Elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates 3Health News:Lizzie’s Lice Pickers Announces Back to School Head Check Special and Discounted Lice Treatment Products 2Health News:InHealth Media Appoints New Global Communications Director 2
... a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry suggest ... (a brain chemical related to mood), may serve as a ... disorder (PTSD) following a trauma. "One of the ... risk for developing the disorder following a trauma, while others ...
... 4 (HealthDay News) -- Many teens with autism rely on ... analyzed data from a 10-year study of more than 920 ... special education. The participants were aged 13 to 17 when ... of the teens with autism used a mental health service ...
... News) --,Dental injuries are all too common among young ... says. "Basketball and baseball are the two biggest ... are broken, displaced or knocked out teeth, and broken ... dentistry department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, ...
... (HealthDay News) -- Having weight loss surgery before breast reduction ... procedures, according to a small new study. While there ... including reduced pain and increased ability to exercise -- women ... they lose large amounts of weight, Dr. Jeffrey Gusenoff and ...
... , FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Traffic safety should ... experts suggest. Each year in the United States, more than ... U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Kids who are ... see in the emergency department. Because of their height, when a ...
... familiar enough, but how deep do the implications ... School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have ... bacteria of the human gut. In a study ... two distinct groups, called enterotypes, that were associated with ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The search for predictors of risk for PTSD 2Health News:Toothless Grins Are Only Cute on Babies 2Health News:Is Breast Reduction After Weight Loss Surgery Best? 2Health News:Traffic Safety Should Be Among First Lessons in New School Year 2Health News:Study linking gut microbe type with diet has implications for fighting GI disorders 2Health News:Study linking gut microbe type with diet has implications for fighting GI disorders 3
(Date:8/28/2015)... , August 28, 2015 Insights- ... seamlessly connects people, technologies and care protoc ols across ... and the cost of healthcare delivery   ... presence at  ESC Congress 2015 , where the company is ... EchoNavigator and IntelliSpace Cardiovascular, that connect people and technology with ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... , Aug. 27, 2015 DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: ... to present at three upcoming healthcare conferences.  ... CEO, will present at the Rodman & Renshaw Investment ... time. The conference is being held at the St. ... . A live audio webcast of the presentation will ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... 27, 2015  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... Conference on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Sue Mahony ... Oncology and Richard Gaynor , M.D., senior vice ... Oncology, will participate in a fireside chat at 3:30 ... audio webcast will be available on the "Webcasts & ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 2Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 3Philips Showcases New Integrated Cardiology Solutions to Advance Minimally Invasive Procedures at ESC Congress 2015 4DURECT to Participate in Upcoming Healthcare Conferences 2Lilly to Participate in Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2
... worlds leading medical technology company and ... for more than a decade, introduces ... The ACT Plus System is a ... determine coagulation endpoints in whole blood, ...
An Innovative New System to Help You Meet the Challenges of Anterior Spine Surgery...
... the Alcon OcuScan RxP Ophthalmic Ultrasound System, ... instrumentation. With improved auto modes and flexible ... to obtain measurements that are both accurate ... by providing high quality eye measurements in ...
... the Atlas+ HF ICD is designed to provide ... and quality of life. The Atlas+ HF ICD ... resynchronization therapy (CRT), and it packs its power ... physiologic-shaped can. In addition to its high energy, ...
Medicine Products: