Antibiotic Research UK in the News – May and June 2016

Colin Garner Uncategorised

Working together with our communications company Bright Bee, ANTRUK has received considerable news coverage in printed media, radio and TV over the past few months.  Much of this coincided with the publication of the Final Report of the O’Neill Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.  Professor Garner is currently writing an opinion piece on the AMR review which has done a tremendous job of highlighting the problem of antibiotic resistance.  On the finalisation of the O’Neill team’s work, a small gathering of those involved with the work of the team was held at the Wellcome Trust on Thursday 16 June 2016.  I was lucky to be invited to this reception and had the opportunity of meeting Lord O’Neill as well as many other people concerned not only with producing the reports but also with spreading the word.  These included Sir Andrew Witty, GSK, Lord Stern who authored the climate change report and representatives from the pharmaceutical industry.  In the light of BREXIT it remains to be seen how many of the reports recommendations will be enacted particularly by the UK.

Antibiotic resistance could lead to as many as 1 person dying every three seconds around the globe.  We need to ensure that this does not happen. ANTRUK is doing what it can as a small charity to highlight the problem and is looking forward to seeing the results of its first research programme on drug re-positioning.

Publication Topic Title
June    
PharmaTimes Emily’s story http://www.pharmatimes.com/magazine/2016/june_2016/patient_files_antimicrobial_resistance 
Daily Mail Chinese Breath Test Research newsjack http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3630333/Can-simple-breath-test-prevent-impending-antibiotics-crisis-Quick-exam-tell-chest-complaint-really-needs-them.html 
Daily Mail Chinese Breath Test Research newsjack Print
Mo4ch (syndication) Chinese Breath Test Research newsjack http://www.mo4ch.com/can-a-simple-breath-test-prevent-the-impending-antibiotics-crisis
May    
Zunia Mapping antibiotic resistance in realtime http://zunia.org/post/mapping-antibiotic-resistance-in-real-time-open-data-to-the-rescue 
The Sunday Times Attack of the superbugs http://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/attack-of-the-superbugs-8pn3lhh5g 
The Sunday Times Attack of the superbugs Print
FTC Publications AMR review newsjack http://news.ftcpublications.com/superbugs-to-kill-every-three-seconds
Wessex Life Science AMR review newsjack https://www.wessexlifescience.co.uk/news/entry/superbugs-to-kill-every-three-seconds 
Good Morning Britain AMR review newsjack
BBC Radio Teesside AMR review newsjack
BBC Radio London AMR review newsjack
Talk Radio AMR review newsjack
Radio 5live Daily AMR review newsjack
BBC News 24, Ask This feature AMR review newsjack
BBC Hereford and Worcester AMR review newsjack
BBC Radio Yorkshire AMR review newsjack
BBC Look East AMR review newsjack
BBC AMR review newsjack http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-36321394 
Daily Star AMR review newsjack http://www.thedailystar.net/health/superbugs-will-kill-every-three-seconds-1226365 
Englemed Health News AMR review newsjack http://www.englemed.co.uk/16/16may191_antimicrobial_resistance.php 
MedChemNet AMR review newsjack https://www.medchemnet.com/posts/6571-review-on-antimicrobial-resistance-antibiotic-research-uk-chief-exec-comments-on-the-o-neill-report 
Press Liberal AMR review newsjack http://pressliberal.com/superbugs-will-kill-every-three-seconds-pl30066.html 
Dagbladet Nyheter AMR review newsjack http://www.dagbladet.no/2016/05/19/nyheter/bakterier/antibiotika/utenriks/storbritannia/44269836
Skylingens Verden AMR review newsjack http://syklingensverden.com/nyheter/britiske-forskere-med-skrekkrapport-om-muterte-bakterier-nyheter/18112 
HealthMedicinet AMR review newsjack http://healthmedicinet.com/i/superbugs-to-kill-every-three-seconds
Newstral AMR review newsjack https://newstral.com/en/article/en/1027111555/superbugs-to-kill-every-three-seconds– 
Roznama Urdu AMR review newsjack http://www.roznamaurdu.com/superbugs-to-kill-every-three-seconds
Operating Theatre Journal AMR review newsjack http://www.otjonline.com/news2016/05/news19a.php 
Radio NZ AMR review newsjack http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/304270/superbugs-will-‘kill-every-three-seconds‘ 
PharmExec AMR review newsjack http://www.pharmexec.com/third-sector-ready-fight-antmicrobial-resistance 
EPM magazine AMR review newsjack http://www.epmmagazine.com/opinion/how-the-industry-reacted-to-the-oneill-amr-review
EPM magazine Antibiotic Resistance Breakers http://www.epmmagazine.com/news/5-ways-pharma-is-tackling-amr
MedChemNet AMR review newsjack https://www.medchemnet.com/users/5610-stella-bennett/videos/6730-video4 
PharmaTimes AMR review newsjack http://www.pharmatimes.com/magazine/2016/june_2016/resistance_is_futile