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 …

June 7, 2015

Being invited to the White House is a humbling experience, as is being one of only 3 patient/citizen representatives in a sea of doctors, scientists, executives, lobbyist and federal officials. Thankfully, I was joined by two stellar advocates, Victoria Nahum of the Safe Care Campaign and Carole Moss of Niles Project. I’m proud to say that each of took an opportunity to address the other attendees and worked the room to build connections for our work. And, despite the general intimidation factor of being at the White House, the overall atmosphere of the forum was very welcoming and collaborative.

June 4, 2015

On Tuesday, June 2, I had the great privilege of representing the Peggy Lillis Foundation at the White House Forum on Antibiotic Stewardship. The forum brought together stakeholders from both the human and animal health constituencies involved in antibiotic stewardship (i.e. the development, promotion, and implementation of activities to ensure the …