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Sep 14, 2018

Sep 14, 2018
Pipetting in the lab

FDA plan focuses on antibiotic development, stewardship

In addition, the plan seeks to enhance antibiotic resistance surveillance and regulatory science.

Sep 04, 2018

Sep 04, 2018
Gonorrhea bacteria

Experts brace for more super-resistant gonorrhea

The arrival of the inevitable untreatable cases is being sped up by rising rates of gonorrhea and other STDs.

Jul 31, 2018

Jul 31, 2018
Farmer feeding cows

FDA previews veterinary stewardship plan

The new plan is expected to address duration limits aimed at curtailing continuous subtherapeutic dosing, thought to fuel rising resistance.

Jul 18, 2018

Jul 18, 2018
Pasta salad

Salmonella prompts recall of pasta salads from Hy-Vee

So far 21 people in 5 states have been sickened in the outbreak, and 5 patients have been hospitalized.

Jul 06, 2018

Jul 06, 2018
Blood transfusion bags

FDA revises Zika testing for blood donations to allow pooled screening

The FDA said it will continue to monitor the situation closely and that a new mosquito-borne threat would trigger individual donation testing in affected areas.

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.

Jun 22, 2018

Jun 22, 2018
Bacteriophage illustration

New center aims to advance bacteriophage therapy

The UCSD effort will involve clinical trials of phages against resistant bacteria.

Jun 19, 2018

Jun 19, 2018
Brussels sprouts on conveyer

FDA releases new guidance on food defense

The rule is meant to lower the risk of exposing food facilities to intentional adulteration, such as acts of terrorism.

Jun 15, 2018

Jun 15, 2018
Honey Smacks cereal

Honey Smacks cereal suspected in 31-state Salmonella outbreak

The outbreak has sickened 73 people, hospitalizing at least 23, and led to a cereal recall.

Jun 12, 2018

Jun 12, 2018
Antibiotics and petri dishes

FDA head looks to boost antibiotic development

Commissioner suggests changing the model for reimbursement of new antibiotics.

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