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Jun 07, 2012

Jun 07, 2012

RAND gives Cities Readiness Initiative good marks

(CIDRAP News) – A federal program designed to prepare communities to quickly distribute medications to the population to blunt a bioterrorist attack generally seems to be working well and making an impact, but there's room for improvement, according to a new report from the RAND Corp.

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 06, 2012

Jun 06, 2012

Inspectors flag gaps in Vaccines for Children program

(CIDRAP News) – A review of five of the biggest jurisdictions that supply and monitor providers in the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program found several problems, including improperly stored and expired vaccine, according to findings released yesterday.

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.

Jun 05, 2012

Jun 05, 2012

Study links viral GI illnesses to untreated wells

(CIDRAP News) – A study found that low-level viral contamination and a higher incidence of acute gastrointestinal (GI) illness were linked to nondisinfected municipal groundwater in Wisconsin, findings that researchers say could spur regulatory steps.

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