News & Perspective

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 08, 2019

Inadequate TB drug-susceptibility testing
New UK guidance on antibiotics for acute cough
FDA to review new Merck antibiotics
CARB-X novel antibiotic funding
Antibiotic prescribing intervention in China
Candida auris fungemia
Microbiology test use in Norway
CRP-guided therapy
Formulary restriction policy
New CARB-X funding

May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Experts: Regulatory issues are main reason for keeping smallpox virus

(CIDRAP News) – When the World Health Assembly (WHA) considers the fate of the remaining stocks of smallpox virus this week, the debate is likely to be framed in part by a report from a group of independent experts that says the only strong reason for keeping the virus is to satisfy strict regulatory requirements for new vaccines and antivirals.

Oct 27, 2008

Oct 27, 2008

Drug-resistant flu viruses cause growing concern

– WASHINGTON, DC (CIDRAP News) – Health officials worldwide are becoming increasingly concerned about influenza viruses' resistance to antiviral drugs, which can shut down a flu infection or mitigate symptoms. Flu antivirals are vital for reducing severe illness and death in average flu seasons and could be essential bulwarks against an influenza pandemic if one began.

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