News & Perspective

Dec 28, 2017

Dec 28, 2017
Grocery store case

Report finds gaps in FDA food recall process

In response, the FDA said it has already made headway in fixing the problems and will take further steps in 2018.

Dec 28, 2017

News Scan for Dec 28, 2017

US E coli outbreak
Antibiotic use in Chinese hospitals
MERS in Saudi Arabia
Hurricane recovery progress

Dec 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017
Scrubbing up hand washing

FDA finalizes rule on healthcare antiseptics

The FDA bans the marketing of OTC antiseptics containing triclosan and 23 other active antimicrobial agents.

Dec 15, 2017

Dec 15, 2017
Doctor writing in patient's chart

Experts call for new approach to regulating fecal transplants

A 3-track system would offer key advantages to the FDA's approach, the experts say.

Dec 13, 2017

Dec 13, 2017
Doctor consult with laptop

New FDA website aids in antimicrobial breakpoint updates

The site contains data on interpretive criteria for antimicrobial susceptibility tests.

Dec 13, 2017

News Scan for Dec 13, 2017

More puppy Campylobacter
Food safety panel phased out
Urine TB test developed
Zika vaccine durability
MenB vaccine in young adults

Dec 12, 2017

Dec 12, 2017

News Scan for Dec 12, 2017

Smallpox drug review
Flu rise in North America, Asia
Cholera in Kenya, Zambia

Dec 08, 2017

Dec 08, 2017
Cattle herd

FDA report shows declines in animal antibiotic sales

Sales and distribution of antibiotics approved for use in food animals dropped 10% from 2015 through 2016.

Dec 04, 2017

Dec 04, 2017

Vector-borne Disease Scan for Dec 04, 2017

Chikungunya cases
Zika screening

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Oral capsule

Fecal transplant by capsule may match colonoscopy for C diff

Rates of prevention of recurrent C diff were similar, with fewer side effects.


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