U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Antibiotic Resistance

A Growing Threat

Bacteria and other microorganisms that cause infections are remarkably resilient and can develop ways to survive drugs meant to kill or weaken them. This antibiotic resistance, also known as antimicrobial resistance or drug resistance, is due largely to the increasing use of antibiotics. More...

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Veterinary/Industry Information

General Background

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Education Resources

Consumer Education Materials

Animated Video

Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work (CDC)

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FDA Antimicrobial Resistance Task Force --Conclusions (Dec. 2000): HTML PDF

Treatment Guidelines (CDC)

Antimicrobial Resistance Action Plan (CDC)

CDC site for NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System)

Project ICARE (Intensive Care Antimicrobial Resistance Epidemiology) (CDC/Emory University)**

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