News & Perspective

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 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.

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.

Nov 08, 2017

Nov 08, 2017
Salvador Brazil

Study probes yellow fever threat in Brazil's 4th-largest city

In the past, the city has experienced outbreaks of dengue, Zika, and chikungunya that were spread by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.

Oct 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
Vaccine older patient

ACIP gives nod to new shingles vaccine, 3rd MMR dose for outbreaks

Panel gives a preference to Shingrix and recommends MMR for mumps outbreaks.

Oct 23, 2017

Oct 23, 2017
retail chicken

NARMS report shows some improvements in resistant Salmonella but a few red flags

The annual reports describe resistance patterns in samples from humans, retail meat, and animals at slaughter.

Oct 20, 2017

Oct 20, 2017
Book cover

'Big Chicken' tells story of antibiotic use, misuse in poultry industry

New book examines the growth of antibiotic resistance in the poultry industry.

Oct 06, 2017

Oct 06, 2017
Zika virus

Texas reports 2nd local Zika case of year; FDA OKs blood donor test

The Texas case is in a county where illnesses were reported last year.

Oct 05, 2017

Oct 05, 2017
Veterinarian with pigs

Report highlights non-federal efforts to cut antibiotics in food

Varied efforts involve states, cities, food buyers, and hospital groups.

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