News & Perspective

Feb 25, 2019

Feb 25, 2019
bakery box inspection

FDA unveils new imported food safety strategy

The strategy is geared toward using newer data tools and focusing on higher-risk foods.

Feb 22, 2019

Feb 22, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 22, 2019

Antibiotic Rx for skin infections
MCR-1, MCR-3 hybrid E coli
XDR gonorrhea clone
New metallo-beta-lactamase
Fast track for pneumonia antibiotic
Nursing home UTI stewardship
Triclosan-induced antibiotic tolerance
Staph clindamycin resistance
Resistant bacteria in farm soil
Geographic MRSA risks
Readmission after C diff

Feb 21, 2019

Feb 21, 2019
Patient receiving IV therapy

Plazomicin for tough infections: a tale of 2 clinical trials

Approved for URI but not CRE, the drug might offer off-label prospects for the latter.

Feb 21, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 21, 2019

XDR gonorrhea clone
New metallo-beta-lactamase
Fast track for pneumonia antibiotic

Feb 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019

News Scan for Feb 13, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia, Oman
Lettuce E coli probe
H5N8 in Namibian penguins

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
Pneumonia xray

Omadacycline trials show efficacy for pneumonia, skin infections

The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.

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

Feb 06, 2019

Feb 06, 2019
US Capitol

Letter urges congressional action to stimulate antibiotic development

The push from drug developers and health groups asks Congress to take steps to prevent a public health crisis due to antibiotic resistance with few promising drugs in the pipeline.

Feb 06, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 06, 2019

FDA to review new Merck antibiotics
CARB-X novel antibiotic funding
Antibiotic prescribing intervention in China

Feb 01, 2019

Feb 01, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 01, 2019

Animal stewardship partnership
Antibiotic pipeline details
New PACCARB members

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