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Mar 13, 2020

Mar 13, 2020
Fecal transplant pills

FDA warns about infections linked to fecal microbiota transplants

The alert comes after 6 patients were infected with diarrhea-causing E coli following FMT.

Jan 10, 2020

Jan 10, 2020
Veterinarian examining dog

US veterinary hospital faces rare antibiotic-resistant E coli

Fourteen dogs and cats harbored E coli containing NDM-5 carbapenem resistance genes.

Dec 27, 2019

Dec 27, 2019

Antibiotic developer Melinta files for bankruptcy

The bankruptcy underscores the financial challenges faced by companies developing new antibiotics

Dec 11, 2019

Dec 11, 2019
Pigs in pen

FDA details rising sales of antibiotics for meat production

Sales of medically important antibiotics for food animals rose 9% from 2017 to 2018.

Nov 25, 2019

Nov 25, 2019
Poultry inspection

NARMS report shows rising resistance in foodborne bacteria

Ceftriaxone resistance in Salmonella isolated from people rose from 2.8% in 2015 to 3.4% in 2017.

Nov 15, 2019

Nov 15, 2019
Drugs for urinary tract infection

FDA OKs cefiderocol for complicated urinary tract infections

It's approved for complicated UTIs caused by gram-negative bacteria—with a caveat.

Oct 31, 2019

Oct 31, 2019
fecal transplant pills

Paper details patient death tied to fecal transplant

The FDA recommends screening donor stool for multidrug-resistant organisms. Problem is, the procedures aren't uniform.

Oct 08, 2019

Oct 08, 2019
Cash and pills

Papers highlight challenges, solutions in developing antibiotics

Experts underscore "pull" incentives to boost profits.

Sep 30, 2019

Sep 30, 2019
Doctor with stethoscope on patient's back

Lefamulin trial shows non-inferiority for pneumonia

The drug, which was FDA-approved last month, went toe to toe with moxifloxacin.

Sep 24, 2019

Sep 24, 2019
Cattle in field

FDA posts guidance on medically important antibiotics in animals

The FDA proposes a 2-year implementation period after it finalizes the guidance.

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