Diseases evolving to become resistant to medicines is a hidden threat to humanity as dangerous as climate change, an animal health expert has told EURACTIV, warning that more must be done to reduce the use of antimicrobials in agriculture.
Trade of meat from animals raised with antibiotics between the United Kingdon and the United States threatens the progress recently made on antibiotic resistance and risks adversely affecting both British and EU meat producers, warns a new report published on Tuesday (1 December).
The European Commission will examine specific incentives and a new pricing system to develop innovative antibiotics in its pharmaceutical strategy, in a bid to take a more ambitious stance against the rising threat of anti-microbial resistance (AMR).
Antimicrobial resistance is a ticking time bomb. Ahead of the European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November, the EU and public health stakeholders are aiming to raise awareness of this issue and make it a policy priority in the member states.
Close collaboration with EU scientific agencies in order to define indicators for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and help member states set “measurable goals” takes centre stage in the European Commission’s renewed five-year AMR action plan.
Many antibiotics sold in Germany are produced in India under alarming conditions. These are contributing to the development of dangerous pathogens that are resistant to many medicines. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Bacteria are becoming more resistant and only a few new types of antibiotic have been introduced in recent decades. Humanity could once again suffer millions of deaths each year from infectious diseases, warn Lars Adaktusson and Magnus Oscarsson.
An unprecedented study carried out by a multinational team shows that antibiotic use among Spanish children is verging on excessive, as they are given twice what their German and American equivalents are. EURACTIV Spain reports.
The European Commission will increase pressure on the member states to better coordinate their national action plans to tackle antimicrobial resistance, Commissioner for Health and Food Safety Vytenis Andriukaitis said in an interview with EURACTIV.com.
Ever since he took office, Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has promoted the interests of the livestock sector while ignoring health warnings and environmental concerns over meat consumption, writes Olga Kikou.
The European Parliament has approved draft legislation that will regulate antibiotic use in agriculture, as lawmakers look to address the increasing risk of antibiotic resistance. EURACTIV Germany reports.