Hand sanitizer has become a scarce commodity as Covid-19 circles the world. A quick search on Amazon’s US site reveals that even the e-commerce giant is completely out of stock of the instant disinfectant, aside from a few third-party sellers. Our director comments on this story.
ARAC in the News
The Antibiotic Resistance Action Center (ARAC) at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health has launched the website AntibioticsandYou.org. The website aims to be a helpful resource during the heart of the cold and flu season – a time when antibiotics are in high demand by patients even though neither condition responds to antibiotics.
On January 5, our director Dr. Lance B. Price was featured in a segment on 60 Minutes discussing the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food animal production and how this issue impacts human health.
There is growing evidence that urinary tract infections, which afflict millions of Americans a year, mostly women, are increasingly resistant to antibiotics, turning a once-routine diagnosis into one that is leading to more hospitalizations, graver illnesses and prolonged discomfort.