Synthetic Cannabidiol Explored As Potential Topical Antibiotic

MedicalResearch.com Interview with:

Dr Mark Blaskovich PhD Institute for Molecular Bioscience's Centre for Superbug Solutions The University of Queensland In collaboration with Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Dr. Blaskovich

Dr Mark Blaskovich PhD
Institute for Molecular Bioscience’s Centre for Superbug Solutions
The University of Queensland
In collaboration with Botanix Pharmaceuticals Ltd 

MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?  

Response: Botanix is a company that has been developing topical formulations of CBD for treatment of skin diseases such as atopic dermatitis and acne, based on its reported anti-inflammatory properties. However, these diseases are also associated with bacterial infection, so they were interested in looking at potential antimicrobial activity, as there are some previous literature reports suggesting it is active. They contacted us to do some more in-depth investigations.

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Public Disclosure of Antibiotic Prescription Rates Decreased Usage

Dong Wook Shin, MD, MBA, DrPH Assistant Professor, Center for Health Promotion/Dept.of Family Medicine Seoul National University HospitalMedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Dong Wook Shin, MD, MBA, DrPH

Assistant Professor, Center for Health Promotion/Dept.of Family Medicine
Seoul National University Hospital

Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?

Response: In South Korea, the National Health Insurance provides universal coverage and the Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service (HIRA) oversees claims reviews. HIRA has reported the rates of antibiotic prescriptions for upper respiratory tract infections in each clinic via web site since 2006. We assessed the effect of public disclosure.

The main findings are that decreases of antibiotic uses were observed since the public disclosure of the prescription rates regardless of hospital level.
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