Naegleria fowleri, or the “brain-eating amoeba”, is a free living parasite that causes a relatively rare, nearly 100 percent fatal disease in humans called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis...

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University of Georgia researchers in collaboration with Anacor Pharmaceuticals have received a $5.3 million grant from the Wellcome Trust to develop a new drug for the treatment of Chagas disease, which...

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Taking antibiotics for diarrhea may put travelers visiting developing parts of the world at higher risk for contracting superbugs and spreading these daunting drug-resistant bacteria to their home countries,...

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AbbVie announced that the European Commission has granted marketing authorizations for its all-oral, short-course, interferon-free treatment of VIEKIRAX® (ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir tablets) +...

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NovoBiotic Pharmaceuticals, LLC announces the discovery and preclinical development of teixobactin, a compound belonging to a new class of antibiotics. As reported in the journal Nature (Ling et. al....

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New Jersey pharmaceutical company, Valeant Pharmaceuticals has announced the recall of one lot of the powdered antiviral drug,  Virazole® (ribavirin powder for solution) due to microbial contamination. Virazole...

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On December 19, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Rapivab (peramivir) to treat influenza infection in adults. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a contagious respiratory illness caused...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Zerbaxa (ceftolozane/tazobactam), a new antibacterial drug product, to treat adults with complicated intra-abdominal infections (cIAI) and complicated...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Viekira Pak (ombitasvir, paritaprevir and ritonavir tablets co-packaged with dasabuvir tablets) to treat patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV)...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Xtoro (finafloxacin otic suspension), a new drug used to treat acute otitis externa, commonly known as swimmer’s ear. Acute otitis externa is an...