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U.S. News: CDC Increases Efforts to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance in the USA

U.S News reported June 28, 2016 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is strengthening its efforts to get hospitals and doctors to create better systems to reduce antibiotic resistance caused by overprescribing. A recent study conducted by The Pew Charitable Trusts and published in May in "The Journal of the American Medical Association" showed that nearly a third of of U.S. outpatient antibiotic prescriptions were inappropriate.

According to the U.S. News the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a proposal on June 16 that would update the requirements for hospitals to participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. In March 2015, the White House rolled out the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria.

Reference:
U.S. News: CDC Increases Efforts to Reduce Antibiotic Resistance. June 28, 2016. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-06-28/cdc-increases-efforts-to-reduce-antibiotic-resistance

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