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Dec 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014
Package of Rapivab (peramivir), a flu drug

FDA approval of peramivir makes IV flu drug available

Peramivir, made by BioCryst, is intended to be given to influenza patients in a single intravenous dose.

Dec 19, 2014

Dec 19, 2014

News Scan for Dec 19, 2014

More polio-like illnesses
Federal food safety shortfalls
Crypto in emergency workers

Nov 12, 2014

Nov 12, 2014
US Capitol with flag

Senate committee probes proposed US Ebola funding

The White House's $6.2 billion emergency Ebola funding request got its first hearing in Congress today.

Nov 05, 2014

Nov 05, 2014
PPE in mobile Ebola lab in LIberia

Obama seeks billions for Ebola battle as cases keep piling up

The administration today asked Congress for $6.18 billion in emergency funds.

Oct 27, 2014

Oct 27, 2014

CSL-Novartis deal includes US cell-based flu vaccine plant

The $275 million deal will make the company the second leading player in the $4 billion global flu vaccine market.

Oct 16, 2014

Oct 16, 2014
Skyline of Washington, DC

Congress pushes for answers as Ebola response stumbles

Hospital executive faced tough questions from Congress about speed bumps in the response to the quickly evolving Ebola situation.

Sep 29, 2014

Sep 29, 2014

News Scan for Sep 29, 2014

More Caribbean chikungunya
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Syrian measles-vaccine error
'Cytokine storm' drug

Sep 24, 2014

Sep 24, 2014

News Scan for Sep 24, 2014

More EV-D68 cases
MERS case definition
Early H7N9 vaccine trials

Sep 19, 2014

Sep 19, 2014
MRSA plates

White House launches major effort against resistant bacteria

The multipronged attack includes an executive order, a national strategy, and a detailed PCAST report.

Sep 17, 2014

Sep 17, 2014

Flu Scan for Sep 17, 2014

Next-generation ventilator
Avian flu reassortment in Mexico

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