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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.
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

Almost half of all medicines globally are used irrationally according to WHO

Almost half of all medicines globally are used irrationally according to WHO

Children with sickle cell disease are living longer, dying less often from their disease

Children with sickle cell disease are living longer, dying less often from their disease