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May 28, 2019

May 28, 2019

USDA spotlights high antibiotic use in pigs, cattle

Experts say two new reports provide deeper insight into how and why antibiotics are being used in US agriculture.

Apr 22, 2019

Apr 22, 2019
MMR vaccine

US measles total grows by 71 cases, nears record

Cases have now reached 626 and could soon top the ignomious post-elimination record of 667, reached in 2014.

Apr 18, 2019

Apr 18, 2019
Deli meat and cheese

Listeria linked to deli-sliced products sickens 8, kills 1

All 8 patients required hospitalization, and the earliest case dates back to 2016.

Apr 17, 2019

Apr 17, 2019
Tuna sushi

Multistate Salmonella outbreak tied to tainted tuna

Thirteen people in 7 states have been sickened, and the manufacturer has issued a recall.

Apr 10, 2019

Apr 10, 2019
Candida auris

Novel antifungal shows early promise against Candida auris

Though success has been shown in only 2 patients, recruitment of more patients is under way.

Mar 29, 2019

Mar 29, 2019
Ebola PPE in DR Congo

DRC Ebola total grows by 15; new antiviral clears hurdle

The FDA clears remdesivir for development under the Animal Rule.

Feb 25, 2019

Feb 25, 2019
bakery box inspection

FDA unveils new imported food safety strategy

The strategy is geared toward using newer data tools and focusing on higher-risk foods.

Feb 21, 2019

Feb 21, 2019
Patient receiving IV therapy

Plazomicin for tough infections: a tale of 2 clinical trials

Approved for URI but not CRE, the drug might offer off-label prospects for the latter.

Feb 08, 2019

Feb 08, 2019
Pneumonia xray

Omadacycline trials show efficacy for pneumonia, skin infections

The new drug is a 'modernized' version of tetracycline, designed to address antibiotic resistance, but its clinical role isn't yet clear.

Feb 06, 2019

Feb 06, 2019
US Capitol

Letter urges congressional action to stimulate antibiotic development

The push from drug developers and health groups asks Congress to take steps to prevent a public health crisis due to antibiotic resistance with few promising drugs in the pipeline.

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