World Antibiotic Awareness Week aims to increase awareness of global antibiotic resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.
Antibiotics save lives and are critical tools for treating a number of common and more serious infections, like those that can lead to sepsis. However, at least 30% of the antibiotics in U.S. outpatient settings are prescribed unnecessarily.1
But Antimicrobial resistance has been found in all regions of the world. Any time antibiotics are used, they can cause side effects and lead to antibiotic resistance, one of the most urgent threats to the public’s health.2
Each November, during World Antibiotic Awareness Week, we renew our commitment to the promotion of Antibiotic Stewardship and continuing education around antibiotic resistance (AMR). At Abbott, we are proud to participate in the Antibiotic Awareness Weeks and Days across the globe to raise awareness on the global threat of antibiotic resistance.