News & Perspective

Jan 17, 2019

Jan 17, 2019
Ebola disinfection

WHO expert: Ebola outbreak to continue at least 6 more months

Peter Salama says high rates in children might be due to facility types.

Jan 17, 2019
Doc prescribing for older patient

Nearly a fourth of outpatient antibiotics unneeded, study finds

Experts found 23.2% of antibiotics were inappropriate, but many other prescriptions fell in gray areas.

Jan 17, 2019

News Scan for Jan 17, 2019

WHO MERS snapshot
HPV vaccination gap
WHO misconduct probe
Zika antibody persistence
Jan 17, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 17, 2019

Antibiotic overprescribing in tots
Fast track for new C diff drug

Jan 16, 2019

Jan 16, 2019
Dermatoscope for acne

Study finds dermatologists have cut antibiotic use

Oral antibiotic prescribing by dermatologists fell 37% from 2008 through 2016, but use in some areas rose.

Jan 16, 2019

News Scan for Jan 16, 2019

More DRC Ebola cases
CEPI rapid vaccine funding
Malaria mosquito in Ethiopia
Jan 16, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 16, 2019

Stewardship in pediatric surgery
MRSA decline in Germany

Jan 15, 2019

Jan 15, 2019
Woman and baby in DR Congo

Ebola cases grow by 9, including 1 in new area

The new cases and 6 new deaths bring the outbreak total to 658 and the fatality count to 402, with 200 cases still being investigated.

Jan 15, 2019
Pills in blister pack

Allergic to penicillin? Review calls for deeper probe

The review recommends categorizing patients into low-, medium-, and high-risk.

Jan 15, 2019
FDA food inspector

FDA restarts food inspections, mainly with furloughed workers

About 400 staffers have returned from furlough, 150 of them for food inspections.


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