CDC Asks Nursing Homes To Take Steps To Thwart ‘Superbugs’
Federal officials say lowering improper use of antibiotics may help slow the spread of drug-resistant microbes. Elsewhere, groups ask the Senate to intervene to release records on opioid use and financial ties between the drug industry and pain-management groups.
CDC Urges Nursing Homes To Step Up 'Superbug' Prevention
Federal health officials are urging nursing homes to step up their oversight of antibiotic use to prevent outbreaks of “superbugs” that are on the rise nationally. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new recommendations Tuesday aiming to crack down on the improper use of the medications, which can spur antibiotic-resistance illnesses known as “superbugs.” (Ferris, 9/15)
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
Group Demands U.S. Senate Release Records On Opioid Industry
A coalition of organizations and doctors concerned about the overuse of prescription narcotics has called on the U.S. Senate to release records it obtained three years ago as part of an investigation into financial ties between the opioid industry and nonprofit groups that advocated for use of the drugs in treating pain. (Fauber, 9/15)