Rapid Spread of MRSA Drug Resistant Staph Bacteria in Hospitals

The medical community is divided over what approach should be taken in controlling the rapid spread of drug resistant Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria in hospitals and other crisis care facilities. There are professionals with the belief that hospitals should be performing widespread screening on large numbers of patients, isolating those that match positive for methicillin-resistant stapholoccocus aureus (MRSA) infection. Others argue that a widespread screening approach can be both inefficient and costly. In a recent study, such screenings reportedly resulted in expenses hospitals didn’t need, with no decrease in hospital acquired infections occurring.

Adderall Drug Controversy Continues

Controversy surrounding the prescription stimulant medication Adderall has been in the press frequently this past week. Adderall, a prescription amphetamine, typically prescribed for children and adults with ADHD, is becoming more popular for its off label uses. Among the many side effects for those taking Adderall, a decrease in appetite, insomnia, increased anxiety and irritability are all potentials.