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21 February 2017

Dear colleagues,

ESCMID welcomes the news that Romania successfully introduced medical microbiology as a distinct medical specialty. The first 25 young doctors started their training at the beginning of the year with a curriculum which includes the recommendations of UEMS’ Microbiology Section.

Check out an article presenting the result of a survey on selective reporting of antibiotic susceptibility test results in European countries. The research was conducted by ESCMID subcommittees EUCIC and EUCAST as well as its study group on antibiotic policies. You may access the article free online until 31 March.

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Health published an updated report calling for concerted action on antibiotics research and development.

Rather concerning is a report in JAC, showing that many online pharmacies without a clear residence sell antibiotics without prescription with decision on choice, dose and quantity of the drugs purely driven by the patients.

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