ADVANCE infectious diseases pharmacy and LEAD antimicrobial stewardship in order
to OPTIMIZE the care of patients

Policy and Government Affairs

SIDP is committed to promoting appropriate use of antimicrobial agents through a variety of activities. SIDP's Policy and Government Affairs Committee focuses efforts on legislative and regulatory matters related to antimicrobial use and resistance. SIDP educates and advocates to various government and private entities both as a standalone organization as well as partnering with other organizations to enact positive change.

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SIDP Advocacy Areas

  • Agricultural Application of Antibiotics
  • Antibiotic Access
  • Antibiotic Allergy and Testing
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Antibiotic Stewardship Programs
  • Antibiotic Utilization Tracking
  • Congressional Budget Allocations to Support Antibiotic Related Programs
  • Increasing the Visibility of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists
  • New Anti-infective Drug Development 
  • Veterinary Antibiotic Use

SIDP Position Statements

Essential Role of Pharmacists in Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in Long Term Care Facilities

Published October 2016

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Role of Pharmacists in Antibiotic Stewardship in the Emergency Department

Published October 2016

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Agricultural Application for Antimicrobials – Official Position Statement

Published April 2016 (Update in Progress)

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Essential Role of Pharmacists in Antibiotic Stewardship

Published July 2016

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Role of Antimicrobial Stewardship Pharmacist in the Use of Rapid Diagnostic Testing in Acute Care

Published April 2018

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The Essential Role of Pharmacists in Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Care

Published September 2018

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