News & Perspective

Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31, 2017
Prescribing drugs

Study: Nearly 40% of VA outpatient antibiotics not needed

Inappropriate prescribing was much higher at non-teaching clinics vs teaching clinics.

Mar 31, 2017
Inspecting market chicken

China reports 17 H7N9 cases as fast disease progression noted

In a review of recent cases, experts report a shorter time to ICU and death.

Mar 31, 2017
Urine test tubes

Rapid 'bacterial fingerprinting' might cut antibiotic overuse

The test could reduce the likelihood of antibiotic-pathogen mismatch by almost 67%.

Mar 31, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 31, 2017

Antibiotic tax credit
Antibiotic overprescribing
Drug-tainted manure affects soil
Fighting MRSA biofilms
C diff in surgical patients
Diagnostic test competition
MDR-TB in African migrants
Stewardship in Aruba
Mar 31, 2017

News Scan for Mar 31, 2017

Antibiotic tax credit
Zika vaccine trial advances
FDA shutters nut butter maker
Mar 31, 2017

Flu Scan for Mar 31, 2017

Flu deaths in US kids
H5N1, H5N8 outbreaks

Mar 30, 2017

Mar 30, 2017
Scientist in laboratory

CARB-X awards $24 million for new antibacterial products

The products include 3 new classes of small-molecule antibiotics.

Mar 30, 2017
Vaccine cold storage

Freezing, shortages among global vaccine challenges

Vaccines are unavailable at least once a month, and 19% to 38% of shipments have temperature issues.

Mar 30, 2017

News Scan for Mar 30, 2017

Brazil microcephaly patterns
MERS in African camels
More E coli cases
Dengue vaccine trial
HPV vaccine in pregnancy
Somalia cholera outbreak

Mar 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017
Malaria sporozoites

Studies show single-dose potential for new malaria drug

Two studies suggest DSM265 is a medium-potency, slowly eliminated, well-tolerated antimalarial.

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