News & Perspective

Mar 02, 2017

Mar 02, 2017

News Scan for Mar 02, 2017

Birth defects and Zika
MERS case in teen
More H5N8 avian flu
MRSA, VRE in infants
Multistate E coli outbreak

Mar 01, 2017

Mar 01, 2017

News Scan for Mar 01, 2017

Flu antivirals in pregnancy
Ebola deaths
Aedes aegypti and Zika
Mar 01, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 01, 2017

Drug resistance in UTIs
Antibiotic resistance poll
Rising UK colistin use

Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017
Prescribing drugs

Study: Nearly 40% of VA outpatient antibiotics not needed

Inappropriate prescribing was much higher at non-teaching clinics vs teaching clinics.

Mar 31, 2017
Inspecting market chicken

China reports 17 H7N9 cases as fast disease progression noted

In a review of recent cases, experts report a shorter time to ICU and death.

Mar 31, 2017
Urine test tubes

Rapid 'bacterial fingerprinting' might cut antibiotic overuse

The test could reduce the likelihood of antibiotic-pathogen mismatch by almost 67%.

Mar 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017
Scientist in laboratory

CARB-X awards $24 million for new antibacterial products

The products include 3 new classes of small-molecule antibiotics.

Mar 30, 2017
Vaccine cold storage

Freezing, shortages among global vaccine challenges

Vaccines are unavailable at least once a month, and 19% to 38% of shipments have temperature issues.

Mar 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017
heartburn

Heartburn drugs tied to higher risk of recurrent C diff

A 16-study meta-analysis finds about a 50% higher risk tied to anti-reflux drugs.

Mar 29, 2017
Malaria sporozoites

Studies show single-dose potential for new malaria drug

Two studies suggest DSM265 is a medium-potency, slowly eliminated, well-tolerated antimalarial.

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