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Preventing Antibiotic-Resistance

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Novant Health

At first, antibiotics were viewed as life-saving miracle drugs that also eliminated or shortened suffering from lots of different infections. But overuse now threatens their efficacy. We face a world of dangerous superbugs that will not be stopped by antibiotics so area hospitals have started a stewardship program to make sure doctors don’t overprescribe them. We hear more about the problem and this solution.

Guests
Dr. Lisa Davidson - Medical Director, Antimicrobial Support Network and Faculty Physician in the Infectious Disease Division, Carolinas HealthCare System

Dr. Charles Bregier - Medical Director, Corporate Health, Novant.

Dr. Dennis Livesay - Professor of Bioinformatics and Genomics at UNC Charlotte

Resources
Novant Health Antibiotic Playbook

CDC: Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance