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On July 9, 2019, WHO updated global guidance on medicines and diagnostic tests to address health challenges, prioritize highly effective therapeutics, and improve affordable access.

September 18, 2019

On January 24th the United Kingdom published its latest action plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance: Tackling antimicrobial resistance 2019–2024: The UK’s five-year national action plan, alongside a 20-year vision on how to tackle the crisis.

January 24, 2019

Find out more about participating in Antimicrobial Stewardship and find other educational materials for this year’s Antibiotic Awareness Week.

November 8, 2018

New guidelines for Clostridium difficile issued by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America were prompted by extensive research published since the release of the 2010 guidelines.

March 19, 2018

A new, nurse-led ‘Respiratory Infections Team’ is delivering targeted and effective diagnosis and treatment for patients with community-acquired pneumonia leading to reduced hospital stays for the condition.

February 19, 2018

On January 18th, The AMR Industry Alliance launched its first report that shows the commitment of the life sciences industry to tackle the public health threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

January 18, 2018

This course explains what antimicrobial stewardship is and how you can apply it every day. Designed for healthcare professionals, this six-week course will inform you about - and empower you to provide - safe, high-quality antibiotic use.

December 1, 2017

2017 has yet again seen the spotlight positioned firmly on the global health crisis of antimicrobial resistance. Discover more about our efforts to raise awareness of antibiotic resistance during this year’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week.

November 13, 2017

A study published on antimicrobial resistance and the causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics carried out by Nivel (NL) as part of the EU-funded project ARNA estimates that 7% of antibiotics taken in the EU are taken without a prescription.

October 16, 2017

A new Cochrane Overview has identified effective and safe clinician-focussed interventions to reduce antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections (ARIs) in primary care.

September 18, 2017

In June of 2016, new Antimicrobial Stewardship Standards were proposed and accepted, effective January 1, 2017. This means Antimicrobial Stewardship Standards are a Joint Commission requirement, supported by evidence-based national guidelines.

September 11, 2017

On May 31st The European Parliament Interest Group on Innovation in Health and Social Care called on the European Commission to boost funding and innovation to foster the uptake of rapid diagnostic technologies in the upcoming Action Plan.

July 7, 2017

A new study published by researchers from John Hopkins University School of Medicine underscores the importance of prudent antibiotic prescribing to reduce the harm that can result from antibiotic-associated adverse drug events (ADEs).

July 7, 2017

The first Meeting of Health Ministers of the Group of Twenty leading industrialised and emerging economies (G20) took place in Berlin on 19 and 20 May 2017.

June 5, 2017

On 21 September 2016, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance together.

April 3, 2017

The high-level, multi-stakeholder roundtable event explored the uptake of antimicrobial stewardship policy measures globally and identified sustainable solutions to ensure Ireland can combat the challenge of drug resistance.

March 08, 2017

On February 27th WHO published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant "priority pathogens" – a catalogue of 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health

February 27, 2017

A new report on antimicrobial resistance from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), published in January 2017, shows rising resistance to broad-spectrum antibiotics and multiple classes of antibiotics across Europe.

February 1, 2017

For the first time, cases of resistance to anti-malaria drugs have been reported in the UK.

January 31, 2017

Diagnostics Industry leaders will come together during the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters in order to educate policy makers and business leaders from around the world on the role of diagnostics in combatting Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and discuss how the diagnostics industry can work with global stakeholders to reduce AMR.

January 20, 2017

2016 has seen the threat of Antimicrobial Resistance receive the widespread attention it deserves, including the publication of the landmark O’Neill report and the UN declaration on Antibiotic Resistance which saw world leaders discuss this global health threat at the UN General Assembly.

December 13, 2016

On 21 September 2016, world leaders gathered at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to commit to fighting antimicrobial resistance together.

September 21, 2016

In the first study to investigate point-of-care CRP in low-income or middle-income countries, tests were provided to 10 primary healthcare centers in and around Hanoi, Vietnam.

September 2016

Alere has achieved In-Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) CE marking in Europe for its new Alere™ Reader*, a diagnostic analyzer that can be used in both point-of-care and laboratory settings.

August 9, 2016

In July 2014, the UK Government commissioned the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance in collaboration with the Wellcome Trust.

July 28, 2016

The NHS Innovation Challenge Prizes took place on 28 January 2016.

January 28, 2016

The Declaration by the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Diagnostics Industries on Combating Antimicrobial Resistance was launched at an event at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

January 21, 2016

As part of our commitment to the promotion of Antibiotic Stewardship, Alere is proud to announce a Week of Global Action to raise awareness on the global threat of antibiotic resistance.

November 16, 2015

In a report published 23 October 2015, Jim O’Neill’s Review on Antimicrobial Resistance sets out proposals to transform antibiotic use through better use of rapid diagnostics over the next 5 years.

October 23, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted CLIA waiver for the Alere™ i Strep A test.

April 2015

Alere has joined the White House Antibiotic Stewardship Forum today to announce a comprehensive set of commitments to support and advance the President’s National Action Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria.

June 2, 2015

Alere announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted CLIA waiver for the Alere™ i Influenza A & B test, the only molecular test to detect and differentiate influenza A and B virus in under 15 minutes.

June 2014

The Executive Order signed by the President directs Federal departments and agencies to implement a new national strategy to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and to address recommendations in a report by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

September 19, 2014

In April 2014, WHO released its first global report on antimicrobial resistance including data and surveillance from 114 countries.

February 27, 2017

Each November, during World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we renew our commitment to the promotion of Antibiotic Stewardship and continuing education around antibiotic resistance (AMR). You can too!

November 18-24, 2019