The Weekly Roundup

May 28, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

In December, UK officials warned the public of a super bug and now it’s arrived on this side of the pond. Army researchers have announced that a Pennsylvania woman is the first in the U.S. to present with a strain of E. coli that is resistant to colistin. Prime Minister Cameron is urging strong measures to reduce the number of prescriptions written with the goal to halve the number of drug-resistant bug infections by 2020. The story will no doubt be watched closely stateside in the coming weeks, so be prepared to answer questions about antibiotic resistance.

Here are few stories we came across this week that you might find interesting:

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Plan for a healthy summer

May 26, 2016 | Pamela Youngberg Dickson

This weekend our communities will be honoring our nation’s fallen soldiers. Just this week, I learned we owe this particular day of commemoration to a pharmacist, Henry Wells, who with General John B. Murray decided to honor the Civil War dead by decorating the graves of the honored dead in three Waterloo, New York cemeteries. The tradition stuck.  

For many, the weekend also means the unofficial start of summer, and as pharmacists and community members it’s a good time to remind our patients of ways to keep themselves safe and well in the months to come:

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