Summary of the latest data on antibiotic consumption in the European Union
Recent national antibiotic consumption data for the community and the hospital sector are publicly available from the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net).
ECDC, EFSA and EMA Joint Scientiﬁc Opinion on a list of outcome indicators as regards surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial consumption in humans and food-producing animals
ECDC, EFSA and EMA have jointly established a list of harmonised outcome indicators to assist EU Member States in assessing their progress in reducing the use of antimicrobials and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in both humans and food-producing animals.
Antimicrobial resistance and causes of non-prudent use of antibiotics in human medicine: results of the ARNA project
The final report of the EU-funded project “Antimicrobial Resistance and causes of Non-prudent use of Antibiotics” (ARNA) highlights that in Europe 7% of all antibiotics used in 2016 were taken without prescription; the two main sources being over-the-counter (OTC) sales and use of leftover antibiotics.
Antibiotics: be responsible
The ability of bacteria to resist the action of an antibiotic has become a recognised global problem. Antibiotic resistance severely limits the number of antibiotics available for the treatment of diseases.
Summary of the latest data on antibiotic consumption in EU: 2016
Antibiotic consumption data presented in this summary were collected by the European Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption Network (ESAC-Net) at ECDC.
The future is now: Join 24-hour global Twitter conversation and #EAAD2016 live-event tweeting on 18 November
To mark the European Antibiotic Awareness Day and World Antibiotic Awareness Week, ECDC is coordinating a 24-hour Global Twitter conversation on 18 November and hosts a live-event tweeting from the EAAD launch event
European Antibiotic Awareness Day receives the European Health Award 2016
Today, the European Antibiotic Awareness Day received the European Health Award, a prize awarded each year by the European Health Forum Gastein.
Proposals for draft EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine: public consultation opens
In the context of ongoing work against the rising threats from antimicrobial resistance and given the role of antimicrobial misuse and overuse in the emergence and spread of resistance, the European Commission requested ECDC to develop draft EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine.