Response to Llewellyn et al paper – ‘The antibiotic course has had its day’ in the British Medical Journal

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Much media interest has arisen from the publication of a paper by Dr Martin Llewellyn and colleagues in the British Medical Journal in which they propose that the duration of antibiotic treatment can, in many cases, be shortened. The authors argue, with little evidence, that failing to complete a prescribed antibiotic course contributes to antibiotic resistance, and that policy makers, educators …

Kevin Hollinrake MP: Q&A on antibiotic resistance

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Antibiotic Research UK has been working closely over the past few years with Kevin Hollinrake, MP for Thirsk and Malton, on raising the issue of antibiotic resistance with government and ministers, as antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a cause which he feels strongly about. This month, ANTRUK sat down with Kevin Hollinrake MP, to discuss AMR, and what can be done …

Tender documents released to carry out a second phase of research on antibiotic resistance breakers

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Following a highly successful first phase, Antibiotic Research UK is gearing up to begin the second phase of its research programme into Antibiotic Resistance Breakers (ARBs). Tender documents have now been released, and the charity is currently accepting applications from the scientific community for the next stage of its research. In ANTRUK’s first major research programme, researchers succeeded in identifying …

Antibiotic Research UK in the news

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Over the last month, Antibiotic Research UK has been appearing in the news, with both Professor Colin Garner, chief executive at ANTRUK, and Emily Morris, an ANTRUK ambassador, featuring in interviews and news articles. Towards the end of May, Professor Garner was interviewed for the Pharmaceutical Journal, with regards to G20 health leaders meeting in Berlin and signing a declaration …

“Resistance” – An Excellent Drama and an Eerie Warning

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Val McDermid’s radio play Resistance, broadcast on Radio 4, with lead actor Gina McKee, concluded last Friday on a chilling note. Her calculated vision of a world beset with a lethal bacterium immune to antibiotics not only carried a compelling story, but also engaged with the core elements of the debate on AMR (Antimicrobial Resistance). The origins of the outbreak, …