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Nov 15, 2019

Nov 15, 2019
Drugs for urinary tract infection

FDA OKs cefiderocol for complicated urinary tract infections

It's approved for complicated UTIs caused by gram-negative bacteria—with a caveat.

Oct 31, 2019

Oct 31, 2019
fecal transplant pills

Paper details patient death tied to fecal transplant

The FDA recommends screening donor stool for multidrug-resistant organisms. Problem is, the procedures aren't uniform.

Oct 08, 2019

Oct 08, 2019
Cash and pills

Papers highlight challenges, solutions in developing antibiotics

Experts underscore "pull" incentives to boost profits.

Sep 30, 2019

Sep 30, 2019
Doctor with stethoscope on patient's back

Lefamulin trial shows non-inferiority for pneumonia

The drug, which was FDA-approved last month, went toe to toe with moxifloxacin.

Sep 24, 2019

Sep 24, 2019
Cattle in field

FDA posts guidance on medically important antibiotics in animals

The FDA proposes a 2-year implementation period after it finalizes the guidance.

Aug 29, 2019

Aug 29, 2019
Citrus greening disease

Lawmakers urge EPA to rethink use of antibiotics on citrus trees

A letter argues that the EPA has ignored other federal agencies and scientific evidence.

Aug 20, 2019

Aug 20, 2019
Oval blue pills and bottle

FDA approves novel antibiotic for community-acquired pneumonia

Lefamulin approval was supported by two phase 3 trials involving moxifloxacin.

Aug 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019
Peru TB detection

FDA approves new drug for highly resistant tuberculosis

The shorter, simpler regimen with the new drug is poised to improve treatment against a difficult disease and to lower costs.

Aug 08, 2019

Aug 08, 2019
Farm turkeys

US poultry data show big reductions in key antibiotics

The report shows a substantial drop in the use of nearly all medically important antibiotics from 2013 to 2017.

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.

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