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Sep 18, 2018

Sep 18, 2018
Ebola BSL-3 lab researcher

White House shines high-level spotlight on biodefense

With HHS taking the lead, the new strategy establishes a cabinet-level biodefense steering committee.

Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018
vaccine research

CEPI announces new collaboration and funding for Lassa vaccine

The announcement comes as Nigeria is experiencing its largest outbreak, with 481 confirmed cases reported as of last week, 133 of them fatal.

Jul 12, 2018

Jul 12, 2018
Sick daughter on mom's lap

BARDA support paves way for at-home flu tests

BARDA will provide $24 million in initial funds to 2 companies to advance tests for influenza A and B.

Jun 29, 2018

Jun 29, 2018
US Capitol

Bipartisan bill proposes new 'pull' incentives for priority antibiotics

A list of critical-need antimicrobials would guide awards, which include incentives and responsibilities for companies, including stewardship reporting.

Feb 19, 2018

Feb 19, 2018
Drawing vaccine from a vial

Senate bill would jump-start universal flu vaccine efforts

The proposed law would direct $200 million a year for 5 years to research.

Feb 06, 2018

Feb 06, 2018
Researcher holding drug capsule

FDA cites progress, hurdles in antibiotic development

Since July 2012, the FDA has approved 12 products that are now on the market.

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 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017
Ebola virus

Feds lift gain-of-function research pause, offer guidance

Researchers are relieved to resume experiments, but some public health questions remain.

Dec 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017
CDC headquarters

Infectious disease groups weigh in on CDC-budget word ban

"Censorship . . . threatens to disrupt a prime goal of government: protecting public safety," the groups write.

Nov 01, 2017

Nov 01, 2017
BSL-3 laboratory

GAO calls for better oversight of high-containment labs

Gaps the GAO identified include instances of agencies overseeing their own labs, a need for more focus on the highest-risk activities, and understaffing.

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