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2014-09-05 08:23:38

- Potential Treatment For Patients With Complicated Urinary Tract Infections(cUTI) and Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections (cIAI) - DUBLIN, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Actavis plc (NYSE: ACT) today confirmed that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing Actavis' application for ceftazidime-avibactam, its investigational antibiotic for the treatment of patients with Complicated Urinary Tract Infections (cUTI) and Complicated Intra-Abdominal Infections...

Fungus Discovered That May Stop Superbugs Dead In Their Tracks
2014-06-26 09:48:39

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online For several years, concern about antibiotic resistant drugs has been increasing. Scientists have recently discovered a fungus in Nova Scotia that offers hope against the growing health threat that kills tens of thousands every year. The team, from McMaster University, has isolated a fungus-derived molecule, known as AMA, which has the ability to disarm NDM-1, which is one of the most dangerous antibiotic resistant drugs. "This...

2014-06-16 08:27:47

On-demand molecular test detects and differentiates the genes encoding the most prevalent carbapenemases: KPC, NDM, VIM, OXA-48 and IMP-1 SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the release of Xpert(®) Carba-R, an on-demand molecular test for rapid and accurate detection of carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacteria, to be marketed as a CE IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices. The test runs on...

2014-05-15 12:34:27

LONDON, May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Antibacterial Drugs: World Market Prospects 2013-2023http://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/generic_drugs/antibacterial_drugs_world_market_prospects.html Report DetailsDiscover new trends, opportunities and revenue prospects for bacteria-killing medicinesWhere's the antibiotics market heading? How are those products performing? Visiongain's updated report gives you forecasted revenues...

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Is Now Growing All Over The World: WHO
2014-04-30 14:40:06

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Health officials have been stepping up their warnings about the overuse of antibiotics and how it could lead to the proliferation of drug-resistant strains of bacteria. Now, a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) has found that antibiotic resistance is currently growing in every region of the world and has the potential to affect anyone on Earth. “Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is...

2014-04-23 12:30:07

Emerging Therapies Active Against Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens Will Be Preferred Over Generic Carbapenems, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that two emerging therapies in late-stage clinical development--AstraZeneca/Forest Laboratories' ceftazidime-avibactam and Tetraphase's eravacycline--will replace carbapenems as preferred therapies for treatment of gram-negative infections (GNIs) due to...

2014-02-06 16:24:37

"A frightening clinical scenario." ATLANTA, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highly virulent and nearly completely resistant to antibiotics, a pathogen that occurred in nature at least once and created with shocking ease in the lab poses a "catastrophic threat" to the U.S. health care system, the lead investigator of the research tells Hospital Infection Control & Prevention. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140206/CL60818LOGO) "This conjugated strain killed [lab] mice...

2014-01-08 23:02:33

Attorney Patrick A. Salvi says it is “alarming” that federal health officials have identified 38 confirmed cases of CRE involving patients at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in northeast Illinois. (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 Chicago medical malpractice lawyer Patrick A. Salvi of Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. said today that his firm is deeply concerned that a very dangerous bacteria has been linked to procedures performed at a Chicago suburban hospital last year. The Chicago...

2013-10-08 23:01:10

In the wake of the recent report on Antibiotic Resistant Threats in the US 2013, (http://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/threat-report-2013/pdf/ar-threats-2013-508.pdf) published on September 18, 2013 by the CDC, Clearly Better Solutions has announced that their product, PURE® Disinfectant and Sanitizer, a breakthrough in 24-hour Residual Germ Control, controls the spread of CRE carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, plus other deadly hospital acquired germs including MRSA, Norovirus,...


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