FDA launches new tool for sharing information that allows doctors to better manage antibiotic use; improve patient care

New website streamlines how FDA updates information used to help health care providers choose an appropriate treatment for a patient’s infection

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Today the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing a new approach to get critical updates regarding antibiotics and antifungal drugs to health care professionals as part of an overall effort to combat antimicrobial resistance. The agency created a website that will provide direct and timely access to information about when bacterial or fungal infections are likely to respond to a specific drug. This approach is intended to aid health care professionals in making more informed prescribing decisions that will both benefit their patients and prevent the spread of resistant bacteria. Continue reading.
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