Move over, MRSA!

This morning's New York Times has a piece by Andrew Pollack on healthcare associated infections. That in itself is not a surprise anymore since the general public is quite interested in the topic. What is surprising is that the article isn't about MRSA--it's about Acinetobacter and the lack of effective drugs to treat multidrug resistant gram-negative organisms. Could this be a harbinger that the fixation on MRSA is starting to wane? Pollack remains, to my knowledge, the only journalist that has linked the frenzy to culture inpatients for MRSA with big profits by the companies who manufacture the MRSA testing kits.


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