Monday, November 15, 2010

Welcome to APUA's new blog, "Superbugs and Drugs"®!

Antibiotics were long considered “miracle drugs,” capable of saving lives from bacterial infections once considered fatal. However, decades of misuse and overuse have led to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria invulnerable to many of the drugs we have available today. Since 1981, APUA has promoted improved antimicrobial access and more appropriate use with the goal of “preserving the power of antibiotics”®. We accomplish our mission by conducting antimicrobial resistance research, education, and advocacy at the grassroots, national and global levels.

By extending into the blogosphere, APUA experts intend to serve as a global platform to provide insights and provoke your responses on the impact of antibiotic resistance and strategies for improving antibiotic access and use. We will feature entries from the APUA Staff and our Expert Panel, which consists of selected members of our Scientific Advisory Board, APUA chapter leaders, and other experts in this field. We encourage you to join in the discussion.

Thank you,

Kathleen Young, Executive Director and Stuart B. Levy, MD, President

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