Home > Medical > Meds and you > News News All sections in Meds and You » Antibiotics » Generics » Inside the Lab » Medication » News » Using Medicines Generics vs. original meds Do you worry that generic meds aren't as good as the brand-name versions? It's a common misconception that could be costing you money. Industry experts aim to increase global access to medicines The United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines hosted the first of two 'Global Dialogues' in London in March. Global drug makers call for action on superbugs Drugmakers from across the world have called for governments and industry to join forces to battle the fast-rising threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs. Test Using the wrong pills? » Quiz Addicted to pills? » Original vs generic medicine Brand-name vs generics Rogue pharma boss arrested in New York Martin Shkreli, the man who bought the rights of a rare life saving drug and hiked the price by 5 000%, has been arrested by the FBI after an investigation involving his former hedge fund and company he headed. New superbug resistant to last-line antibiotics Scientists warned of the 'epidemic potential' of deadly and fast-spreading bacteria resistant to last-line antibiotics. 'Dangerously high' antibiotic resistance levels worldwide The WHO is alarmed at the results of a worldwide study showing that misconceptions about the threat of antibiotic resistance are widespread. South Africa is facing a superbug epidemic The Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) has released the report 'The State of The World's Antibiotics, 2015', which shows that South Africa's growing use of antibiotics could lead to increased resistance against lifesaving treatments. Seven hard facts about antibiotics we all need to swallow Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria mutate and cause certain medications to become ineffective in preventing bacterial infections. Here are 7 hard facts about antibiotics. How medication errors occur in almost half of all operations Medication errors are extremely common during surgery with new research suggesting that almost half of all operations involved mistakes with medication. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors The three stress-busting basics you can’t afford to ignore Detangle the myths from the facts Why you should try the cold or hot approach for sports-related injuries Head lice myth busters!