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Aug 05, 2019

Aug 05, 2019

Medicare payment changes aim to boost antibiotic development

CMS will boost payments for the use of new antibiotics and for treating patients who have drug-resistant infections.

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 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.

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

Jan 10, 2017

Jan 10, 2017

Zika mRNA vaccine enters clinical trial; Angola reports cases

In other Zika developments, the CDC released new fact sheets for pregnant women about the complexities involved in Zika testing.

Aug 25, 2016

Aug 25, 2016
Zika virus

Study hints at greater Zika sexual transmission threat to fetuses

A mouse study shows that the virus replicates in vaginal tissue for several days, while CDC officials report increasing case numbers.

Jun 20, 2016

Jun 20, 2016
Vaccine vials

FDA paves way for first human Zika vaccine trial

Inovio Pharmaceuticals will launch a phase 1 clinical trial of a DNA-based vaccine.

Jun 10, 2016

Jun 10, 2016
Peanut butter on toast

FDA drags its feet on food recalls, HHS audit says

At times consumers were at risk "for several weeks after FDA was aware of a potentially hazardous food," the report says.

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