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 …

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 …