Mom holding capsules with boy at computer

Inappropriate antibiotics for kids tied to adverse events, higher costs

"Seeing the numbers really does crystallize the urgency of this issue."

Worker at drug manufacturing plant

New ASPR report bares frayed, fractured US drug supply chains

Report characterizes risks in the 100-day supply chains of 143 essential prescription drugs.

Monkeypox viruses in skin tissue

CDC confirms 9 monkeypox cases, all in MSM

"The risk of exposure is not limited to any one particular group," CDC director says, adding that the disease doesn't care about borders.

Drive-up COVID-19 testing

White House expands access to COVID-19 antivirals

Weekly prescriptions for oral COVID-19 antivirals rose from about 27,000 to more than 182,000 in 7 weeks.

Monkeypox viruses under the microscope

Antiviral drug may limit monkeypox symptom duration, infectiousness

Though given to only 1 patient, tecovirimat was tied to a shorter illness and signs of shorter viral shedding.


University of Minnesota, Mayo building aerial view

Apr 26 2022
The CIDRAP has received grants from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a Coronavirus Vaccines Research and Development (R&D) Roadmap aimed at developing broadly protective vaccines against betacoronaviruses.

Apr 13 2022
The CIDRAP-ASP team has launched a communication toolkit for antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The toolkit equips doctors and patients with key facts in an accessible format, giving them the resources to raise AMR awareness in their communities.

Mar 25 2022
Commentary in Foreign Affairs, by Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and coauthor Mark Olshaker on how the US and Europe need to be prepared for Russian biological or chemical attacks, as the war in Ukraine continues to escalate.

Jan 23 2022
In Foreign Affairs, Director Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, and coauthor Mark Olshaker lay out the many uncertainties ahead of us, the messiness of science evolving in real-time, and the importance of vaccination.

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  • Avian flu outbreak funds
  • More UK unexplained hepatitis
May 26, 2022
  • Mix-and-match boosters for Omicron
  • Infection-, vaccine-related COVID immunity
  • New H3N8 avian flu case

Stewardship / Resistance Scan

May 27, 2022
  • Food industry AMR projects
  • Resistant E coli in chickens, humans


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The Osterholm Quote

"We've never seen this subvariant activity with Alpha, Beta, or Delta, so who could have predicted 6 months ago where we'd be at? That's the challenge we have."