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NHS England antibiotic procurement pilot project: Update webinar on 25 Mar 2020

Dear All, This email was just today received from the team leading the NHS England antibiotic procurement project (go here for a prior newsletter describing the project): Dear Stakeholders, In November 2019, we held a stakeholder webinar to share our response to the comments raised in targeted engagement  and to outline proposals for the procurement process.

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Chemicals vs. drugs (Part 3): XKCD has the final word

Dear All, As a coda to the two newsletters on Chemicals, Drugs, and Halicin (link and link), XKCD gets the final word: Image reproduced with permission from https://xkcd.com/1217/. And, you might want to review XKCD on the importance of good apple stewardship (link). With thanks to Natalie Ma for sharing this, All best wishes, –jr

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WHO consultancy to support AMR-related messaging / 2 Mar 2020 deadline!

Dear All, WHO has just posted a job opening for a consultant in Geneva to help with spreading the word about AMR by (i) revamping the World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) campaigns and (ii) facilitating mainstreaming of antimicrobial resistance messages into major global events and scientific conferences. Full details from the posting are below my

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Language matters: CRE vs. CPE; SDD vs. I; and MDR, XDR, PDR, UDR vs. DTR

Note: See also these related newsletters: 13 Jan 2019 (link) on DTR as part of the language of resistance and 7 June 2020 (link) on using DTR to estimate antibiotic value. Dear All (wonk-ish note alert!), Three technical points for your consideration today. All focus on the subtleties of language, something I always find fascinating

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