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Nov 24, 2020

Nov 24, 2020
Pill sorter

Visibility, agility key to stop drug shortages in pandemic, report says

The number of drug suppliers able to deliver at least 80% of their products on time dropped 16 percentage points.

Aug 13, 2020

Aug 13, 2020

Survey highlights stewardship barriers in primary care

Doctors say antibiotic resistance and improper prescribing are problems, but not in their practices.

Jul 24, 2020

Jul 24, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 24, 2020

Biobank for drug-resistant bacteria
Sepsis risks, antibiotic benefits
Primary care antibiotic stewardship in UK
Inappropriate surgical antibiotics
Primary care providers and stewardship

Jun 10, 2015

Jun 10, 2015

News Scan for Jun 10, 2015

Mideast MERS cases
More H7N9 in China
Effect of rotavirus vaccine
Acid suppression and C diff
Vaccine exemptions
Zika virus alert

Jun 30, 2014

Jun 30, 2014

Drug Resistance Scan for Jun 30, 2014

Drug-resistance joint statement
FDA and animal antibiotics
AMA animal antibiotic policy
Resistant pneumonia

May 10, 2013

May 10, 2013

Experts offer dim view of potential vaccine response to H7N9

If the H7N9 influenza virus now circulating in China evolves into a pandemic strain, the world is likely to have great difficulty providing adequate supplies of an effective vaccine in time to blunt its impact, according to a viewpoint article by three experts in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

Jan 10, 2013

Jan 10, 2013

E coli outbreak study shows antibiotic impact on shedding

(CIDRAP News) – A study involving a large group of patients hospitalized during Germany's 2011 outbreak of a rare type of Escherichia coli spread by contaminated sprouts found that some patients shed the pathogen for several weeks or months and that antibiotic use seemed to shorten the shedding time.

Nov 28, 2012

Nov 28, 2012

Study shows drop-off in kids' pertussis vaccine protection

(CIDRAP News) – The largest study so far exploring gaps in acellular pertussis vaccine protection in kids found that their risk of getting sick increased as time passed after the final dose, according to researchers who examined the role of the vaccine during California's 2010 pertussis epidemic.

Oct 26, 2012

Oct 26, 2012

Investigation flags several issues at tainted steroid producer

(CIDRAP News) – The compounding pharmacy that produced tainted steroid injections implicated in a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak had problems maintaining the clean room where the drugs were processed, according to a federal report today that found, for example, greenish residue on the ceiling.

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