The search for new antibiotics

The search for new antibiotics Only recently, the NDR reported that almost all major pharmaceutical companies have stopped or have stopped research into antibiotics. This is a problem because the increasing resistance to antibiotics calls for new, effective antibiotics. The development of new antibiotics is a long process for researchers …

General practitioners prescribe fewer antibiotics

General practitioners prescribe fewer antibiotics In recent years, Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Germany have prescribed consistently fewer antibiotics. This is the result of the German Health Care Atlas study commissioned by the Central Research Institute for Ambulatory Health Care in Germany (Zi). Among other things, this study analysed the …

Workshop: Governing the invisible – Policy approaches to micropollutants in water

Workshop and Call for Papers: Governing the invisible – Policy approaches to micropollutants in water From 13-14.11.2019 a workshop on the governance of micropollutants in water bodies will take place at the International Academic Forum in Heidelberg. The workshop is interdisciplinary and is aimed at all stakeholders who are interested …

Research into micro-pollutants: modelling water quality

Research into micro-pollutants: modelling water quality The incident in Borne on 15 June 2019, where dozens of children became ill after recreation in the Bornsebeek, raised questions within the German-Dutch MEDUWA-Vecht(e)-consortium about the exact cause of the infection, the exposure to multi-resistant bacteria in the water, and the sources of …

AWaRE: New WHO programme to reduce antibiotic resistance

New WHO programme to reduce antibiotic resistance There is an increase in antibiotic resistance worldwide. The World Health Organization (WHO) is also attempting to stop this. In a statement, WHO Director Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stresses that increasing resistance to antibiotics threatens the achievements of medicine throughout the century. The …

Use of antibiotics remains high in livestock farming

Use of antibiotics remains high in livestock farming Five years ago, a new pharmaceutical law came into force in Germany. It aimed at reducing the use of antibiotics in livestock farming. The Süddeutsche Zeitung (German) and the NDR (German) have now received an internal report from the German Ministry of …

New studies on consumer health protection and environmental awareness

New studies on consumer health protection and environmental awareness The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment and the German Environment Agency (UBA) published the latest survey results, which reflect consumers’ views on antibiotic resistance, food safety and agriculture. The Consumer Monitor is a representative survey that reflects consumers’ views on aspects …