News & Perspective

Dec 16, 2013

Dec 16, 2013
Liquid hand soap

FDA challenges safety, effectiveness of antibacterial soaps

Proposed a rule requires manufacturers to show safety and effectiveness.

Dec 11, 2013

Dec 11, 2013

FDA completes plan for voluntary curbs on ag antibiotic use

Final guidance aimed at phasing out growth-enhancing drug treatment of food animals.

Nov 18, 2013

Nov 18, 2013
Pile of pills and capsules

Guidance curbs antibiotic use for kids' respiratory infections

Updated guidelines for the judicious use of antibiotics in treating common infections in children were released today.

Nov 15, 2013

Nov 15, 2013

EU reports show rise in carbapenem-resistant infections

Worrisome findings on resistance to some last-line antibiotics for healthcare-related infections.

Nov 07, 2013

Nov 07, 2013
Lab worker loading PCR samples

IDSA seeks pathway to better diagnostic tests

The group says we need better diagnostic tests to expedite treatment decisions.

Nov 07, 2013

News Scan for Nov 07, 2013

Campylobacter in chicken livers
Call for rabies elimination
H1N1 spread on airplanes
MRSA on buses

Oct 30, 2013

Oct 30, 2013

News Scan for Oct 30, 2013

Missed polio vaccinations in Pakistan
Drug resistance in pharma wastewater

Oct 23, 2013

Oct 23, 2013
Mycobacterium tuberculosis illustration

WHO sees progress on TB, but MDR-TB is big worry

Cases and deaths are down, but many cases go undetected and MDR-TB efforts are subpar, the agency said.

Oct 23, 2013

News Scan for Oct 23, 2013

Meningococcal vaccine option for babies
Drug-resistant bacteria in the ICU

Oct 18, 2013

Oct 18, 2013

News Scan for Oct 18, 2013

MERS patient owns camels
More Salmonella cases
Polio vaccination in Sudan
Gene-silencing antibacterial


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