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MRSA (INACTIVE)

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  • Horrific flesh-rotting drug krokodil may be in Chicago, doctor says

    Horrific flesh-rotting drug krokodil may be in Chicago, doctor says
    More possible cases of the use of krokodil, the flesh-eating drug popular in Russia and Eastern Europe as a cheaper alternative to heroin, have surfaced in the U.S., this time in a Chicago suburb, health officials said. 
  • Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'

    Drug-resistant superbugs multiplying: CDC report IDs 'urgent threats'
    Thoughtless use of antibiotic medications continues to promote the growth of drug-resistant superbugs in the U.S., threatening doctors' ability to combat infections, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The...

    Expiration date nearing on miracle drugs

     Expiration date nearing on miracle drugs
    Beware of magical discoveries: They generally require careful use lest the magic wear off. Even the genie's lamp gave only three wishes. Antibiotics, which at one point were viewed as miracle drugs providing cures for previously fatal illnesses, are...

    MRSA linked to pig manure but is on decline overall, studies say

    MRSA linked to pig manure but is on decline overall, studies say
    Estimated cases of infection with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, fell more than 30% in the U.S. between 2005 and 2011, suggesting that heightened efforts to combat the infections in hospitals had made a difference, researchers wrote...

    Superbug study: 'Universal' MRSA control may make the most sense

    Superbug study: 'Universal' MRSA control may make the most sense
    Using antibacterial soap and ointments to treat all patients in an intensive care unit — not just those who test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA — reduced presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug by 37%...