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Penicillin (sometimes abbreviated PCN or pen) is a group of antibiotics derived from ''Penicillium'' fungi. Penicillin antibiotics are historically significant because they are the first drugs that were effective against many previously serious diseases such as syphilis and Staphylococcus infections.
Drug-resistant bacteria MRSA a growing threat

Drug-resistant bacteria MRSA a growing threat

Penicillin V and erythromycin have no benefit for most adults with acute laryngitis

Penicillin V and erythromycin have no benefit for most adults with acute laryngitis

Protein discovery with medical implications

Protein discovery with medical implications

Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes

Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes

Nanoscale switch could serve as sensor, medical tool

Nanoscale switch could serve as sensor, medical tool

Discovery of compound that renders the MRSA superbug vulnerable to antibiotics

Discovery of compound that renders the MRSA superbug vulnerable to antibiotics

Virginia Department of Health and the Get Smart Virginia program are urging consumers to become educated this cold and flu

Virginia Department of Health and the Get Smart Virginia program are urging consumers to become educated this cold and flu

Pneumonia could be treatable by the oral antibiotic amoxicillin rather than injectable penicillin

Pneumonia could be treatable by the oral antibiotic amoxicillin rather than injectable penicillin

Severe infections with flesh-eating bacteria are considerably more common than expected

Severe infections with flesh-eating bacteria are considerably more common than expected

Growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Growing crisis of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Natural organohalogens have potent anticancer and antibacterial activity

Natural organohalogens have potent anticancer and antibacterial activity

Regional initiative targets syphilis

Regional initiative targets syphilis

MRSA superbugs emerged independently in at least eight countries including the UK

MRSA superbugs emerged independently in at least eight countries including the UK

Health Canada is advising of a potential risk related to Pre-Pen, a penicillin allergy test

Health Canada is advising of a potential risk related to Pre-Pen, a penicillin allergy test

Emergence of MRSA bacteria that are increasingly resistant to vancomycin

Emergence of MRSA bacteria that are increasingly resistant to vancomycin

Expert to help WHO in Dili, East Timor with tropical diseases

Expert to help WHO in Dili, East Timor with tropical diseases

Antibiotics given to entire household reduces risk of meningitis

Antibiotics given to entire household reduces risk of meningitis

KETEK® (telithromycin) is highly active in vitro against Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) isolates

KETEK® (telithromycin) is highly active in vitro against Streptococcus pneumoniae (S. pneumoniae) isolates

Stong evidence for lower penicillin allergic reactions

Stong evidence for lower penicillin allergic reactions

Cephalosporins three times more effective than penicillin

Cephalosporins three times more effective than penicillin