DiscoverUncover the origins and drivers of antibiotic-resistant bacteria; develop probiotic therapies to block their spread
PolicyPromote evidence-based policy and practice in human medicine and agriculture
IdentifyIdentify targets for new diagnostics to guide antibiotic prescription, improve patient care and decrease costs
QuantifyQuantify the drug-resistant human infections arising from antibiotic overuse in food animals
EngageEngage consumers and policymakers using new and traditional media
SolutionsPromote market-based solutions to improve antibiotic stewardship in agriculture
Wired explores how a team of researchers were testing the best antibiotic regimen for preventing trachoma, a blinding bacterial infection, and discovered mass prescribing antibiotics was saving lives. The downside? Antibiotic resistance.
A new study questions whether giving antibiotics to healthy children in poor countries is a good idea. ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price weighs in: "The upside is you're immediately saving lives. But you're doing it at the risk of not being able to save lives in the future."
NBC News reports on how “nightmare bacteria” with the power to resist most antibiotics are popping up across the U.S. ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price notes how new, aggressive policies can help stop them from spreading.