BSAC Chair in Public Engagement secures unprecedented press coverage on CMO’s Annual Report, March 2013

Professor Laura Piddock, Director of Antibiotic Action was invited to give comment and interviews on the need for the discovery and development of new antibiotics following release of the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual Report (Vol 2) Infections and the rise of antimicrobial resistance on 11 March 2013.   Below is a selection of press coverage, both direct and syndicated, each offering helpful overviews of the issues under consideration:

Guardian – New wave of ‘superbugs’ poses dire threat, says chief medical officer

Channel 4 – Warning issued over superbug threat

BBC – Analysis: Antibiotic apocalypse

Syndicated coverage:

Huffington Post – Antibiotic Resistance Poses ‘Catastrophic Threat’ To Medicine, Says Britain’s Top Health Official

Digital – UK Chief Medic: Antibiotic resistance a ‘catastrophic threat’ – Drug resistant infections may rival climate change for threat to humanity

Red – Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs A Growing Global Health Threat

KpopStarz – Catastrophic Threat Due to Antibiotic Discovery Void

ElUniverso – Superbacterias resistentes evolucionan para evadir antibióticos

India – Bakteri Semakin Berkembang Akibat Antibiotik Tak Bekerja

Finland – Antibioottien tehottomuus uhkaa ihmiskuntaa

Italy –  Batteria del ressistenze ……..

Related coverage

Pharma Times, 4 March – New antibiotics needed for UK gonorrhoea threat