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IDSA calls on Congress to intensify fight against antimicrobial resistance

September 19, 2014

The Infectious Diseases Society of America is urging Congress to do more to address the public health crisis of antimicrobial resistance by facilitating research and development of new antibiotics and diagnostics.

On Friday, IDSA President Barbara Murray, MD, testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Health Subcommittee. She said antibiotics are generally accepted as the greatest medical development of the 20th century, responsible for a 26-year increase in average longevity.

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Petechiae and Purpura: The Ominous and the Not-So-Obvious?

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Experts debate PANDAS diagnosis in children

September 18, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Margaret K. Hostetter, MD, the B. K. Rachford professor and chair of department of…
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