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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 30, 2019

Oct 30, 2019
Drug production line

FDA floats drug expiration changes, other steps to address shortages

Fully 56% of hospitals reported changing patient care or delaying therapy because of drug shortages.

Oct 18, 2019

Oct 18, 2019
Ebola kids

WHO advisors extend Ebola emergency; European regulators conditionally approve vaccine

In other Ebola developments today, three newly confirmed cases were reported in the outbreak region.

Oct 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019
Blood centrifuge

New DRC Ebola cases confirmed as FDA OKs rapid test

The WHO continues to say that progress in curtailing the outbreak must be balanced with caution.

Oct 08, 2019

Oct 08, 2019
Cash and pills

Papers highlight challenges, solutions in developing antibiotics

Experts underscore "pull" incentives to boost profits.

Oct 01, 2019

Oct 01, 2019
FDA food inspector

FDA launches food safety dashboard to track FSMA progress

Eventually, metrics for all 7 of the FSMA foundational rules will be added.

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 25, 2019

Sep 25, 2019

FDA OKs first human monkeypox vaccine (also protective against smallpox)

In addition to being the only US-approved vaccine for preventing monkeypox, Jynneos is also the first FDA-approved non-replicating smallpox vaccine.

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.

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