June 3, 2019Dangerous meat.
Governance Now– June 3, 2019. “A CDDEP report says the true extent of the spread of AMR from meat animals in India hasn’t been scoped, but mentions a telling fact: only one company produces benzathine penicillin for human use, whereas six make it for veterinary use. ‘It’s clear,’ says Dr. Isabel Frost, ‘that the use of antibiotics in […]Read moreRead more Read More
May 30, 2019The politics of antibiotics- Interview with Ramanan Laxminarayan.
Books & Ideas– May 30, 2019. “The growing resistance to antibiotics potentially threatens the future of mankind. Ramanan Laxminarayan suggests that this major political challenge requires as much international cooperation as the fight against global warming does.”Read moreRead more Read More
May 30, 2019Tourists are spreading superbugs across international borders, report warns.
The Telegraph– May 30, 2019. “The report, published by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP), found that tourists are contributing to the spread of AMR across international borders – with as many as 88 percent of unwell tourists returning to the UK from India infected with drug resistant bacteria.”Read moreRead more Read More
May 21, 2019New antibiotics are urgently needed, but economics stand in the way.
MedCity News– May 21, 2019. “There needs to be a more rational reimbursement model with a willingness to pay more in cases when a patient is going to die without an antibiotic.” –CDDEP director Ramanan Laxminarayan on antibiotic reimbursement.Read moreRead more Read More
May 20, 2019India & Candida Auris: The deadly infection breeding in hospitals.
The Quint Fit-May 20, 2019. “FIT spoke to three experts, Professor Ramanan Laxminarayan, founder and director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, D.C., Dr. Isabel Frost, fellow at CDDEP, and Dr Sumit Ray, Chairperson, Critical Care Medicine, to understand the peculiar problem that it creates for a country like […]Read moreRead more Read More
May 6, 2019Healthcare is still unaffordable.
Deccan Herald– May 6, 2019. “A recent report by the US-based Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) has made a shocking revelation. Terminally ill patients suffering from treatable diseases in India have no access to life saving drugs or even to doctors who know how to administer them. “Lack of access to antibiotics […]Read moreRead more Read More
May 5, 20191 million species face extinction: how it impacts human health.
The Quint Fit– May 5, 2019. “Speaking to FIT, Prof Ramanan Laxminarayan of Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy (CDDEP) had said: We forget that we are all interlinked. Most diseases first emerge in animals. It is only after they’ve gone through them that they travel to humans. Ebola first emerged in Gorillas. Unless […]Read moreRead more Read More
May 3, 2019How to save $45 billion on health care costs each year.
Scientific American– May 3, 2019. “Each time an antibiotic is misused and a new strain of bacteria evolves with an immunity to that antibiotic, scientists must develop a different antibiotic to treat the new infection caused by the new bacteria. Then they must distribute the newly developed antibiotic to hospitals, by which time patients could have gotten […]Read moreRead more Read More
April 29, 2019Antibiotic resistance is now as big a threat as climate change.
The Quint Fit– April 29, 2019. “As the recent report by the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy highlights, the majority of the world’s annual 5.7 million antibiotic-treatable deaths occur in LMICs, where the mortality burden from treatable bacterial infections far exceeds the estimated annual 700,000 deaths from antibiotic-resistant infections.”Read moreRead more Read More