WASHINGTON, DC (June 13, 2018)—The Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University (Milken Institute SPH) today announced it has received a $3.1 million (£2.74 million) grant from the Wellcome Trust to study the impacts of California’s new legislation limiting the use of antimicrobial drugs given to livestock raised in the state.
ARAC in the News
Scientific American explores how climate change may fuel antibiotic resistance. ARAC Director Dr. Lance Price notes "I think that we are going to have a problem” unless action is taken down to reduce unnecessary antibiotic use in people and animals.
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.