Nov. 19, 2021

Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

Cold and flu season is here. If you are immunocompromised, respiratory infections pose an even greater risk. Antibiotics are a common go-to solution, but there’s a catch: the more we use them, the less effective they become.

Dr. John Rex of AMR Solutions explains antimicrobial resistance, and why we should view these drugs as fire extinguishers. Plus, how the PASTEUR Act can bolster research and development of antimicrobials. 

And hear from cystic fibrosis patient advocate Ella Balasa on how antibiotics impact her health. She shares her healthcare journey and why it’s critical that antibiotics are used carefully to ensure they’re effective for those most vulnerable. 

Hosts: 

Terry Wilcox, Executive Director, Patients Rising

Dr. Robert Goldberg, “Dr. Bob,” Co-Founder and Vice President of the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest

Kate Pecora, Field Correspondent, Patients Rising

Guests:

John Rex, MD, Editor-In-Chief, AMR Solutions

Ella Balasa, Cystic Fibrosis Advocate 

Desiree Rubio, Patient Correspondent 

Links:

Biden nominates Califf as FDA chief

How Democrats’ Build Back Better Plan Would Spike Seniors’ Drug Costs

PASTEUR Act

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