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Jun 28, 2012

Jun 28, 2012

FDA bill includes incentive for new antibiotics

(CIDRAP News) – Some provisions included in a measure that passed Congress this week represent a good first step to spur development of new antibiotics in the face of growing bacterial resistance, says a policy expert with the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA).

Jun 07, 2012

Jun 07, 2012

Drug-resistant TB studies show burden in China, new antibiotic results

(CIDRAP News) – Two groups of tuberculosis (TB) researchers released new findings today, giving the world its first look at drug-resistant TB at the national level in China and presenting encouraging findings for the new antibiotic delamanid for the multidrug-resistant (MDR) form of the disease.

Jun 05, 2012

Jun 05, 2012

Wide range of C difficile interventions in the works

(CIDRAP News) – In the future, some patients scheduled to be hospitalized may be vaccinated or receive monoclonal antibodies before admission to prevent Clostridium difficile infections, a leading expert on C difficile said today.

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