June 4, 2020

Dr. Valerie Vaughn Highlighted in NY Times Article

On June 4, 2020, HMS Hospitalist and Antibiotic Stewardship Project Co-lead, Valerie Vaughn, was highlighted in a New York Times article titled, “Doctors Heavily Overprescribed Antibiotics Early in the Pandemic”. She spoke to the fact that even though doctors know patients have a viral infection, they’re more often than not still prescribing antibiotics. Dr. Vaughn is hoping this will get the attention of political leaders and policymakers to understand the need for improved surveillance and action to fix the broken market for new antibiotics.