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Non-antibiotic drugs also speed up the spread of antibiotic resistance

New research from The University of Queensland has found non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals can significantly promote the spread of antibiotic resistance via bacterial mating. A study led by Dr Jianhua Guo from UQ’s Advanced Water Management Centre said while antibiotics were known to promote antibiotic resistance, it wasn’t known if non-antibiotic pharmaceuticals could also increase bacterial conjugation. “Bacterial conjugation is the… Read More »

How has Glasgow responded to an outbreak of HIV among people who inject drugs?

Intensive efforts to reach people who inject drugs who have acquired HIV in a recent transmission outbreak in the city have resulted in high levels of antiretroviral treatment and viral suppression in a predominantly homeless population, clinicians and nurse specialists from Glasgow’s Brownlee Centre for Infectious Diseases reported in a poster discussion session dedicated to… Read More »

Roche, Novartis are revving up next-generation eye drugs, but are they true contenders?

Roche and Novartis are working hard on next-generation drugs for wet age-related macular degeneration, and they’re hoping to steal significant market share away from entrenched drugs. But analysts aren’t convinced the new candidates can do the job. The Swiss pharma giants each rolled out data over the weekend backing their candidates—faricimab from Roche and brolucizumab… Read More »