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Southeast Asia a 'hotspot' for antibiotic abuse, FAO official says

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Overuse and misuse of antibiotics in food is rife in Southeast Asia, a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) official said on Wednesday, warning of serious risks for people and animals as bacterial infections become more resistant to treatment.

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Advocacy group calls on McDonald's to remove antibiotics from beef, pork

Jan 25 (Reuters) - A consumer and public health group is pressing McDonald's Corp to set a timeline for phasing out the routine use of medically important antibiotics in the beef and pork it serves, amid warnings that the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

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REFILE-U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken -Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken: Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken -Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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Hamburger chain Wendy's to reduce antibiotic use in beef supply

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Hamburger chain Wendy's Co laid out plans on Friday to trim the use of antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its beef supply, the latest step by a food company to fight concerns about resistance to the drugs in people.

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Investors call on Sanderson, Denny's, McDonald's to cut antibiotics

(Reuters) - An investor coalition that presses for corporate responsibility is calling on U.S. food companies McDonald's Corp, Denny's Corp and Sanderson Farms Inc to stop buying or producing meat raised with medically important antibiotics.

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Venezuela's chronic shortages give rise to 'medical flea markets'

SAN CRISTOBAL/MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's critical medicine shortage has spurred "medical flea markets," where peddlers offer everything from antibiotics to contraceptives laid out among the traditional fruits and vegetables.

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Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals dropped in 2016: FDA

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The sale and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals in the United States decreased by 10 percent from 2015 to 2016, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report said on Thursday.

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Investor group warns U.S. farm antibiotic policy lagging

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind Europe in the fight to curb the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in meat production and experts are warning of the possibility of dangerous drug-resistant "superbug" infections as a result, according to a new report on Tuesday.

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Stop using antibiotics in healthy animals, WHO urges farmers

LONDON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization urged farmers on Tuesday to stop using antibiotics to promote growth and prevent disease in healthy animals because the practice fuels dangerous drug-resistant superbug infections in people.

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What's in your fast food meat?

Overusing antibiotics in the country's fast food supply could have potentially harmful consequences, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains.

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Spelunking in Search of Antibiotics

It can take decades of research and more than a billion dollars to create a new antibiotic drug. Sometimes, the first step of the process starts underground, deep inside a mountain.

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The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO says

Too few new antibiotics are under development to combat the threat of multidrug-resistant infections, according to a new World Health Organization report published Tuesday. Adding to the concern: It is likely that the speed of increasing resistance will outpace the slow drug development process.

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Investors renew push to get Sanderson Farms to cut antibiotic use

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sanderson Farms Inc shareholders have filed another proposal aimed at convincing the third-largest U.S. poultry producer to stop giving medically important antibiotics to healthy chickens for disease prevention.

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Drugmakers tackle 'ick' factor with fecal transplant therapies

(Reuters) - The seventh time Catherine Duff contracted C. diff, a debilitating infection of the gut, she did not respond to antibiotics. She believes her life was saved by a transplant of her husband's feces.

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McDonald's to cut global antibiotic use in chickens

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of the high value human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's to cut global antibiotic use in chickens

LOS ANGELES, Aug 23 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of the high value human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs.

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McDonald's to start cutting global antibiotic use in chickens

LOS ANGELES, Aug 23 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp on Wednesday said that it would begin curbing the use of important human antibiotics in its global chicken supply in 2018, as the fast-food giant joins a broad effort to battle dangerous superbugs.

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Should you really finish your antibiotics?

The standing argument that failing to complete a course of antibiotics could fuel the rise of antibiotic resistance has little evidence, a group of United Kingdom researchers argue in a new paper. In an analysis published in the medical journal the BMJ on Thursday, they say that completing a course of antibiotics may instead increase the risk of resistance.

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This STD getting 'smarter' and harder to treat

Gonorrhea is becoming harder and in some cases impossible to treat with antibiotics, the World Health Organization said.

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Chr. Hansen sees strong demand for probiotics to replace antibiotics in meat

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Food ingredients maker Chr. Hansen is seeing strong demand for probiotics for animals as farmers and restaurant chains come under growing pressure to use fewer antibiotics in the food chain, its chief executive said.

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Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics in chicken

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The parent of Burger King and Tim Hortons on Thursday vowed to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

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UPDATE 1-Parent of Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics in chicken

LOS ANGELES, June 22 (Reuters) - The parent of Burger King and Tim Hortons on Thursday vowed to cut the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, joining other major fast-food chain operators in the battle against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

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WHO ranks antibiotics in a bid to counter drug resistance

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization published a new classification of antibiotics on Tuesday that aims to fight drug resistance, with penicillin-type drugs recommended as the first line of defense and others only for use when absolutely necessary.

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BRIEF-Mcdonald's shareholder proposal to update policy regarding use of antibiotics by meat suppliers not approved by shareholders

* Mcdonald's-Shareholder proposal requesting board to update policy regarding use of antibiotics by meat suppliers not approved by shareholders‍​ at meeting

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Maryland joins California in battling antibiotic overuse on farms

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Maryland has become the second U.S. state to pass a law banning the routine use of antibiotics in healthy livestock and poultry, a move aimed at battling the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as "superbugs."

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Girl grabbed by sea lion gets meds to avoid disease

The girl pulled in the harbor by a sea lion in a heart-stopping viral video is on antibiotics to avoid contracting a dangerous bacterial disease from the sea lion's mouth.

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Activists call on In-N-Out Burger to join the superbug fight

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly three dozen consumer, environmental and public health groups on Thursday pressed privately held In-N-Out Burger to make good on its vow to set time lines for phasing out the use of beef raised with antibiotics vital to human health.

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G20 health ministers agree to tackle antibiotics resistance

BERLIN (Reuters) - Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018.

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Ceaseless Middle East wars forcing change in approach to medical care

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Middle East's protracted conflicts have caused a region-wide health crisis that goes beyond war wounds to heightened resistance to antibiotics and a collapse in vaccination drives, leading to a resurgence of diseases tamed in peacetime.

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Some antibiotics linked to miscarriage

When used in early pregnancy, many classes of common antibiotics are associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, according to a study published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Injured Venezuela protesters face another woe: finding medicine

CARACAS (Reuters) - Demonstrators injured in Venezuela's often violent street protests are facing additional hardship: how to get treatment in a crisis-hit country where basics like antibiotics and painkillers are running short.

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RPT-As KFC shuns some antibiotics, U.S. chicken industry deploys wet wipes, oregano

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES, April 7 (Reuters) - To meet increasing demand for meat raised without certain antibiotics, top U.S. chicken company Tyson Foods Inc and rival producers are turning to sanitizing wipes, bacteria-reducing fog and even oregano to keep birds healthy.

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As KFC shuns some antibiotics, U.S. chicken industry deploys wet wipes, oregano

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - To meet increasing demand for meat raised without certain antibiotics, top U.S. chicken company Tyson Foods Inc and rival producers are turning to sanitizing wipes, bacteria-reducing fog and even oregano to keep birds healthy.

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Exclusive: Yum's KFC to curb antibiotic use in the chickens it buys

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc's U.S. KFC chain plans to curb the use of antibiotics in its chicken supply, making it the last of the big three chicken restaurants to join the fight against the rise of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as superbugs.

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U.S.-UK alliance targets the world's deadliest superbugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Eleven biotech companies and research teams in Britain and the United States were awarded up to $48 million in funding on Thursday to speed development of new antibiotics powerful enough to take on the world's deadliest superbugs.

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UK group expanding campaign to curb antibiotics in meat production

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A shareholder coalition founded in the U.K. is recruiting investors for a campaign to convince KFC parent Yum Brands Inc and other food companies to protect public health and corporate profits by reducing the use of antibiotics in the meat they serve in the United States and around the world.

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India issues fresh antibiotic guidelines to tackle superbug menace

MUMBAI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - India, one of the world's biggest consumers of antibiotics, has issued new national guidelines on their use as part of a drive to fight the rise of drug-resistant superbugs.

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WHO says new drugs urgently needed to fight 12 'priority pathogens'

LONDON (Reuters) - New antibiotics must be developed urgently to fight a dozen dangerous families of bacteria, the World Health Organization said on Monday, describing these "priority pathogens" as the greatest threats to human health.

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WHO: These 12 bacteria pose greatest risk to human health

Twelve types of bacteria were deemed "priorities" in urgent need of new antibiotics, according to a list released by the World Health Organization on Monday.

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'Alarming' superbugs a risk to people, animals and food, EU warns

LONDON (Reuters) - Superbug bacteria found in people, animals and food across the European Union pose an "alarming" threat to public and animal health having evolved to resist widely used antibiotics, disease and safety experts warned on Wednesday.

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Tyson Foods accelerates shift away from antibiotics in chicken

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Tyson Foods Inc in June will switch its retail line of company-branded chicken products to birds raised without any antibiotics, a top executive said on Tuesday, accelerating the meat sector's shift away from the drugs.

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UPDATE 1-Sanderson Farms shareholder proposal on antibiotics fails

LOS ANGELES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - A Sanderson Farms Inc shareholder proposal requesting the third-largest U.S. poultry producer phase out the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention failed to pass on Thursday, its backers said.

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Sanderson Farms faces shareholder vote on curbing antibiotic use

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sanderson Farms Inc investors on Thursday will vote on a shareholder proposal requesting the third-largest U.S. poultry producer phase out the use of medically important antibiotics for growth promotion and disease prevention.

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Studies find worrying over- and underuse of medicine worldwide

LONDON - Up to 70 percent of hysterectomies in the United States, a quarter of knee replacements in Spain and more than half the antibiotics prescribed in China are inappropriate, overused healthcare, researchers said on Monday.

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Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics used in chicken

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Restaurant chains Burger King and Tim Hortons plan to switch to chicken raised without antibiotics considered "critically important" to human medicine, their owner said on Wednesday, making it the latest company to ditch the drugs over health concerns.

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UPDATE 2-Burger King, Tim Hortons to curb antibiotics used in chicken

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Restaurant chains Burger King and Tim Hortons plan to switch to chicken raised without antibiotics considered "critically important" to human medicine, their...

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UPDATE 1-Burger King aims to curb antibiotics in chicken supply

CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Restaurant chains Burger King and Tim Hortons plan to switch to chicken raised without antibiotics considered "critically important" to human medicine, their owner Restaurant Brands International Inc said on Wednesday, making it the latest food company to distance itself from the drugs.

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Burger King aims to curb antibiotics used in chicken supply

CHICAGO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Restaurant Brands International Inc's Burger King and Tim Hortons chains aim to switch to chicken raised without antibiotics considered "critically important" to human medicine in U.S. stores in 2017, the company said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Nang Kuang Pharmaceutical gets U.S FDA approval for its antibiotics generic drug

* Says it got U.S FDA approval for its antibiotics generic drug

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BRIEF-AstraZeneca completes sale of antibiotics business to Pfizer

* Has completed agreement with Pfizer Inc for sale of commercialisation and development rights to its late-stage small molecule antibiotics business

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Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals rose in 2015: FDA

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals increased 1 percent from 2014 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Antibiotics sales for use in U.S. farm animals rose in 2015 -FDA

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food-producing animals increased 1 percent from 2014 to 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a report on Thursday.

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Full Course of Antibiotics Is Best for Infant Ear Infections, Study Finds

In the study of 520 babies ages 6 to 23 months, a five-day treatment for babies was found to be lacking, unlike the standard 10-day course.

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Doctors see regular misuse of antibiotics, narcotics

Antibiotics and narcotics are often prescribed when they aren’t the best option for patients and may do more harm than good, a survey of U.S. physicians suggests.

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Pilgrim's Pride to near antibiotics goal early with chicken deal: CEO

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the world's second-largest chicken producer, will approach a goal it set to curb antibiotics use ahead of schedule due to its planned acquisition of a smaller rival, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday.

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Pilgrim's Pride to near antibiotics goal early with chicken deal -CEO

CHICAGO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Pilgrim's Pride Corp, the world's second-largest chicken producer, will approach a goal it set to curb antibiotics use ahead of schedule due to its planned acquisition of a smaller rival, the company's chief executive said on Wednesday.

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McDonald's investor renews push for antibiotic reduction in all meat

(Reuters) - A McDonald's Corp shareholder is redoubling efforts to convince the fast-food chain to stop all of its global restaurants from serving the meat of animals raised with antibiotics that are vital for fighting human infections.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's investor renews push for antibiotic reduction in all meat

Nov 17 (Reuters) - A McDonald's Corp shareholder is redoubling efforts to convince the fast-food chain to stop all of its global restaurants from serving the meat of animals raised with antibiotics...

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Some respiratory infections may not need antibiotics

(Reuters Health) – - Some patients with bacterial respiratory infections may be able to skip antibiotics, a recent study suggests.

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WHO advises proper washing, no shaving in fight against hospital superbugs

LONDON (Reuters) - Patients going for surgery should bathe or shower beforehand but their surgical site should not be shaved, and antibiotics should be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, but not afterwards, the World Health Organization said on Thursday.

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India drug industry lobby hits back at antibiotic pollution claims

MUMBAI (Reuters) - The head of an Indian drugs industry lobby group on Thursday said media reports linking pollution in some lakes and rivers to factories making antibiotics were not accurate and that drug factories were in compliance with local environmental rules.

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Antibiotic history of a hospital bed may increase a patient’s risk of infection

(Reuters Health) - If the previous occupant of a hospital bed received antibiotics, the next patient who uses that bed may be at higher risk for a severe form of infectious diarrhea, according to a new study.

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Little evidence that antibiotics help open surgical wounds heal

(Reuters Health) - There are no high-quality trials assessing whether using antibiotics or antiseptics on open surgical wounds speeds healing by slowing the growth of dangerous microorganisms, according to a new Cochrane review.

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Venezuela doctors sound alarm on reported return of diphtheria

CARACAS, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Venezuelan doctors on Thursday warned of a diphtheria outbreak in the crisis-stricken country, calling on the government to boost availability of scarce vaccines and antibiotics to stem the disease which local media and the opposition report has killed some two dozen people.

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BRIEF-Medicines Co receives funding of up to $132 mln from BARDA

* Awarded up to $132 million to develop portfolio of new antibiotics targeting drug-resistant infections under strategic partnership with BARDA

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U.S. to invest in Medicines Co, Roche antibiotics development

Sept 21 (Reuters) - The Medicines Co on Wednesday said it will receive up to $132 million in U.S. government funding for development of new antibiotics to fight drug-resistant infections, seen by health officials as a critically important need.

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South Africa's Tutu responding well to treatment: family

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid activist and veteran cleric, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, was responding well to a new course of antibiotics, his daughter said on Tuesday, following social media reports her father had died.

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South Africa's Tutu responding well to treatment -family

CAPE TOWN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - South African anti-apartheid activist and veteran cleric, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, was responding well to a new course of antibiotics, his daughter said on Tuesday, following social media reports her father had died.

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Drugmakers pledge to clean up antibiotic factories, curb overuse

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Thirteen leading drugmakers promised on Tuesday to clean up pollution from factories making antibiotics and take steps to curb overuse of the medicines as part of a drive to fight...

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Chemicals in indoor dust tied to antibiotic resistance

(Reuters Health) - Slowing the rise of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” may take more than just curbing overuse of antibiotics or eliminating antimicrobial chemicals from household products like soap and cosmetics, a new study suggests.

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Feature: Could Ancient Remedies Hold the Answer to the Looming Antibiotics Crisis?

One researcher thinks the drugs of the future might come from the past: botanical treatments long overlooked by Western medicine.

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Researchers find first U.S. bacteria with worrisome superbug genes

(Reuters) - New Jersey researchers said on Monday they had identified perhaps the first strain of E. Coli bacteria in the United States with mobile genes that make it resistant to two types of antibiotics now considered last-line defenses against superbugs.

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Pfizer to buy antibiotics business from AstraZeneca

LONDON (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer Inc in a deal that could be valued at more than $1.5 billion.

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UPDATE 1-Pfizer to buy antibiotics business from AstraZeneca

* Says deal fits strategy of focusing on cancer and other areas

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AstraZeneca to sell antibiotics business to Pfizer

LONDON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said it had agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that could reach more than $1.5 billion.

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Email campaign asks McDonald's to take U.S. antibiotic curbs global

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A charity looking to fight the rise of dangerous, drug-resistant bacteria on Thursday asked the public to help convince McDonald's restaurants around the world to stop serving meat and milk from animals raised with routine use of medically important antibiotics.

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CORRECTED-Consumer groups press Yum's KFC to tighten antibiotic rules

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Consumer groups on Wednesday will deliver a petition from more than 350,000 people to the KFC fried chicken chain, calling on the Yum Brands Inc unit to stop the routine use of antibiotics by the companies that supply its poultry.

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UPDATE 1-Consumer groups press Yum's KFC to tighten antibiotic rules

LOS ANGELES, Aug 10 (Reuters) - Consumer groups will deliver a petition from more than 350,000 people to the KFC restaurant chain on Wednesday, calling on the Yum Brands Inc unit to stop the routine use of antibiotics by the companies that supply its chicken.

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Consumer groups press Yum's KFC to tighten antibiotic rules

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Consumer groups on Wednesday will deliver a petition from more than 350,000 people to the KFC fried chicken chain, calling on the Yum Brands Inc unit to stop the routine use of antibiotics by the companies that supply its poultry.

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Shareholders press Yum for stricter antibiotics policy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Yum Brands Inc investors on Tuesday filed a shareholder proposal requesting that it quickly phase out harmful antibiotic use in its meat supply, taking aim at the practices of the company's KFC fried chicken chain.

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McDonald's to remove corn syrup from buns, curbs antibiotics in chicken

OAK BROOK, Ill. (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp will replace corn syrup in hamburger buns with sugar this month and has removed antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its chicken months ahead of schedule, it said on Monday, moves that are part of its drive to target increasingly health-conscious consumers.

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UPDATE 2-McDonald's to remove corn syrup from buns, curbs antibiotics in chicken

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug 1 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp will replace corn syrup in hamburger buns with sugar this month and has removed antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its chicken months ahead of schedule, it said on Monday, moves that are part of its drive to target increasingly health-conscious consumers.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's USA completes move to chickens free of human antibiotics

OAK BROOK, Ill., Aug 1 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp has removed chickens raised with antibiotics that are important to human medicine from its U.S. supply chain months ahead of schedule, part of its drive to target increasingly health-conscious consumers.

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McDonald's USA completes move to chickens free of human antibiotics

OAK BROOK, IL (Reuters) - McDonald's has completed the shift in its U.S. supply chain to only using chickens raised without antibiotics important to human medicine months ahead of schedule, McDonald's USA president Mike Andres told reporters on Monday.

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U.S. and UK form global partnership to speed new antibiotics

LONDON, July 28 (Reuters) - U.S. and British health officials have created a new alliance with a budget of hundreds of millions of dollars to accelerate the development of new antibiotics and tackle the growing problem of drug resistance.

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FDA enhances warnings on group of strong antibiotics

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has enhanced warnings of side effects of a group of strong antibiotics used to treat a variety of respiratory and urinary tract infections and limited their use to patients with no alternatives.

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BRIEF-U.S. FDA updates warnings for Fluoroquinolone antibiotics

* Limiting Use Of Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics For Acute Bacterial Sinusitis, Acute Bacterial Exacerbation Of Chronic Bronchitis

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Researchers find second 'superbug' gene in U.S. patient

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a second patient in the United States infected with bacteria carrying the mcr-1 "superbug" gene, which makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics.

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Researchers find second "superbug" gene in U.S. patient

CHICAGO, June 27 (Reuters) - Scientists have identified a second patient in the United States infected with bacteria carrying the mcr-1 "superbug" gene, which makes bacteria highly resistant to a last-resort class of antibiotics.

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Chile's embattled salmon industry intensified antibiotic use in 2015: government

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Salmon producers in Chile, under pressure from international buyers to reduce the amount of antibiotics they put into their fish, intensified their use of the substances in 2015 from the previous year, government statistics showed on Friday.

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Chile's embattled salmon industry intensified antibiotic use in 2015 -government

SANTIAGO, June 10 (Reuters) - Salmon producers in Chile, under pressure from international buyers to reduce the amount of antibiotics they put into their fish, intensified their use of the substances in 2015 from the previous year, government statistics showed on Friday.

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BRIEF-Ampliphi Biosciences says to get European patent covering use of phage therapy

* Ampliphi Biosciences Corp says to be granted European patent covering use of phage therapy to resensitize bacterial infections to antibiotics Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:...

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New incentives needed to develop antibiotics to fight superbugs

NEW YORK, May 27 (Reuters) - Drugmakers are renewing efforts to develop medicines to fight emerging antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but creating new classes of drugs on the scale needed is unlikely to happen without new financial incentives to make the effort worth the investment, companies and industry experts said.

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G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic.

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U.S. sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials on Thursday reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infection resistant to all known antibiotics, and expressed grave concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads.

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Nyquist Won’t Run in the Belmont Stakes

Nyquist, the Kentucky Derby winner, is running a temperature and taking antibiotics so he can recover and return to California.

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Industry hits back at idea of pharma levy in superbug fight

LONDON (Reuters) - The drug industry hit back on Thursday at a proposal to charge firms a levy to help fund development of new antibiotics and said the idea, set out in a high-level UK review of drug-resistant superbugs, would "undermine goodwill".

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Superbug review urges Big Pharma to 'pay or play' on antibiotics

LONDON, (Reuters) - Drug companies should agree to "pay or play" in the urgent race to develop new antibiotics to tackle a global threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), according to a British government-commissioned review.