US President Barack Obama on Friday rolled out plans to cut inappropriate antibiotic use by half, in an effort to tackle drug resistance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drug-resistant bacteria, also known as "superbugs," kill 23,000 people a year in the United States. "Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health issues facing the world today," Obama told Internet health portal WebMD. To reduce the toll, the new plan aims to cut inappropriate antibiotic use by 50 percent for outpatients, and 20 percent for inpatients.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's military claims it has destroyed the headquarters of Boko Haram in northeastern Gwoza town and driven the insurgents from all three northeastern states that had been an extremist stronghold. It was not possible to verify Friday's victory that comes the day before critical presidential elections.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's alternate minister for international economic relations says his government is prepared for a "rupture" with the country's creditors if its current bailout negotiations don't go well.