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Shingles of the eye: NYU leads multi-center clinical trial for new treatment

NYU Langone Medical Center will lead a 5-year, 60-center clinical trial to evaluate new treatment protocols for herpes zoster ophthalmicus (HZO), a form of shingles that can seriously and permanently affect the eye. The project is being funded through...

European Antibiotic Awareness Day 2016: ‘Antibiotic resistance is one of the most pressing public health issues of our time’

On the occasion of the 9th European Antibiotic Awareness Day, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is releasing its latest EU-wide data on antibiotic resistance and antibiotic consumption. In 2015, antibiotic resistance continued...

Drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa increasing among US children: Study

Fast Facts Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a type of bacteria, is a common cause of health care-associated infections associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Researchers found increasing rates of resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics, including...

India: Helicobacter pullorum, a common poultry pathogen, could become a public health concern: Researchers

Isolates of a common poultry pathogen collected from animals in Indian bird markets were mostly resistant to multiple classes of antibiotics. The study provides the first data on prevalence and isolation of Helicobacter pullorum in India. The research...

Carter Center Celebrates Assisting 500 Million Doses against Diseases in 14 Countries

The health programs of The Carter Center have surpassed a major milestone: The organization on Nov. 4 celebrated assisting with the distribution of 500 million doses of donated medication to combat five neglected tropical diseases in 14 countries in Africa...

Antibiotics: Chloramphenicol and linezolid fight bacteria differently than thought according to researchers

Two widely prescribed antibiotics — chloramphenicol and linezolid — may fight bacteria in a different way from what scientists and doctors thought for years, University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have found. Instead of indiscriminately...

Bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine resistant to colistin: Study

Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria exposed to chlorhexidine-containing disinfectants can become resistant to colistin, a last resort antibiotic often used against multidrug resistant pathogens. This is the first study to link exposure to chlorhexidine with...

HIV: New York City patient adherent to PrEP positive with virus

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene advised health care providers in an alert Thursday of a case of HIV infection in a resident who was reported to have been adherent to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Health officials say...

Melinta submits NDA for new antibiotic, Baxdela, for treatment of MRSA

Melinta Therapeutics announced Monday that it has submitted New Drug Applications (NDAs) to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of IV and oral Baxdela™ (delafloxacin) for the treatment of patients with acute bacterial skin and...

Zinplava receives FDA approval to reduce recurrence of Clostridium difficile infection

Merck announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ZINPLAVA™ (bezlotoxumab) Injection 25 mg/mL. Merck anticipates making ZINPLAVA available in first quarter 2017. ZINPLAVA is indicated to reduce recurrence of Clostridium...
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