March 18, 2016

by Christian John Lillis and Helen Biegel, R.N. This post expands on a letter to the editor we published in the March 18th print edition of the New York Post, in response to Betsy McCaughey’s editorial “The deadly plague American hospitals refuse to face”. See the letter here. The late …

November 18, 2015

We’re delighted that PLF Advocates Council member Meghan Mimnaugh published her first op-ed today in Rhode Island’s Providence Journal. Please read, comment and share it widely. – Christian Overusing antibiotics can kill By Meghan Mimnaugh Since Alexander Fleming first discovered penicillin in 1928, antibiotics have revolutionized health care, nearly eliminating …

July 25, 2015

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases invited PLF to write a blog post sharing the patient perspective as part of its educational series on Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). My family was drafted into the fight against CDIs following the April 2010 death of my mother, Peggy, from a virulent, community-acquired …

June 26, 2015
by Kit

“The next time you’re offered a prescription for antibiotics and ask yourself, ‘What harm could it do?’ think about Peggy Lillis. Five years ago, the 56-year-old kindergarten teacher from Brooklyn, N.Y., was given the antibiotic clindamycin, which was supposed to prevent a dental infection. Instead, the drug wiped out much …