Stuart Levy said at the annual Interscience Conference on Antimicrobials and Chemotherapy The Global Advisory on Antibiotic Resistance Data, an international surveillance system run by the private Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
and funded by four pharmaceutical companies, found that 0.
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Sources: Adapted from information provided by the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Sources: Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Council on Foreign Relations, Health Research Funding, The World Bank, World Economic Forum
These findings concur with earlier research conducted by Tufts University's Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
. The Tufts study concluded that overuse of triclosan could cause new strains of bacteria to develop, thus "changing the kind of bacteria in our houses to those that may actually be harmful or resistant to antibiotics ..." said Tufts' Dr.
He and his colleagues are now working with drug companies in a collaboration called the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics
to spot signs of drug resistance in various bacteria.