Superbugs with no more superdrugs

‘I had a small fall, a graze below the right knee, I didn’t think anything of it.’ Vanessa, a mother of three, looks up as she tries to remember the details of where it all began. Eight years ago she was infected with an aggressive bacteria after grazing her knee. But it wasn’t just a regular bacterial infection. Vanessa had a superbug. Emma Ceccato reports.

Call for 'cultural shift' on antibiotic use

NPS MedicineWise has used Antibiotic Awareness Week (16-22 November) to call for a ‘cultural shift’ in the way antibiotics are used in Australia to combat the serious health issue of antibiotic resistance against a backdrop of virtually no development of new antibiotics.

Queensland Health Minister opens new CO-ADD screening facility

On Wednesday we had the great pleasure to welcome The Honourable Cameron Dick, Queensland's Health Minister, Mr Matthew Ames, antibiotic awareness advocate, and Professor Peter Høj, The University of Queensland's Vice Chancellor and President. They have opened the brand new CO-ADD antimicrobial screening lab with program director Professor Matt Cooper.