Antimicrobial drug management program succeeds through teamwork

Increasing resistance to antimicrobial drugs and a shortage of new antimicrobial drugs call for new ways to use them wisely. This is especially true in hospitals and medical centers where bacteria are prominent and can be easily spread. A model management program at the UCSF Medical Center, which was created by UCSF School of Pharmacy faculty member B. Joseph Guglielmo, Jr., PharmD, uses a team approach to review antimicrobial therapies, recommend alternatives when needed, and occasionally referee differences of opinion about antimicrobial drug choices.

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