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2009-09-08 07:32:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors Network, the Chicago-based nonprofit and official organization for World MRSA Day, along with fellow MRSA activists will lift the veil of secrecy surrounding MRSA. The history making inaugural kick-off event will be held at Loyola University Chicago on October 1st. The 2009 theme is "You Can Not Change What You Do Not Acknowledge." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090825/DC65136LOGO ) Founder Jeanine Thomas states,...

2009-09-02 09:48:00

Includes Allegations of Illicitly Promoting Antibiotic As Clinically Superior When Its Own FDA-Approved Label Said Otherwise; First-Ever Qui Tam Whistleblower Settlement of Its Type PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pfizer Inc. ignored a 2005 FDA Warning Letter to stop promoting its antibiotic Zyvox(R) as clinically superior to the significantly less expensive, generic vancomycin when its own FDA-approved label indicated otherwise. The drug giant also defrauded federal...

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2009-08-11 13:14:48

According to a report published today, patients that pick up potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria from the hospital and later carry the infection home, have a one-fifth percent chance the transmission will occur in household contact. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections range from boils to infections in the blood, lungs and the sites of surgery.  These infections are often treated with expensive intravenous antibiotics. "Patients with major health problems...

2009-07-31 14:04:44

Scientists studying Staphylococcus bacteria, including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA), have discovered a potent staph toxin responsible for disease severity. They also found the gene for the toxin traveling with a genetic component of Staphylococcus that controls resistance to antibiotics. The study, now online in PLoS Pathogens, shows for the first time that genetic factors that affect Staphylococcus virulence and drug resistance can be transferred from one strain to another in one...

2009-07-06 01:00:00

ST PETER PORT, Guernsey and LONDON, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- - GBP13.1 Million Funding to Drive Novel Antibiotics Platform Addressing Areas of Major Unmet Need, Including Hospital Acquired Infections C. Difficile and MRSA Celtic Pharma Holdings Advisors LLP ("CPHA"), the advisor to the second Celtic Pharma fund, Celtic Pharma Holdings II LP ("CP2"), today announces its investment in a majority shareholding in Novacta Biosystems Limited ("Novacta"), which is developing a portfolio...

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2009-06-22 12:50:00

Researchers are now warning that doctors should be aware of the risk of MRSA infection when treating people for dog and cat bites. MRSA (multidrug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a bacterium responsible for difficult-to-treat infections in humans. The bacteria are found on everyone's skin and are usually harmless, but an insect bite or a skin wound of any kind can allow the bacteria to creep in and cause an infection. Lancet Infectious Diseases reviewed existing evidence on infection...

2009-06-11 11:07:00

The EPA has registered MicroGuard antimicrobial alloys for sale with public health claims. The registration acknowledges that products made of MicroGuard metals can kill harmful bacteria* responsible for causing millions of infections each year. CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on the results of extensive efficacy testing, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has registered MicroGuard(TM) antimicrobial alloys for sale with public health claims. When used as...

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2009-05-20 12:40:00

Researchers say that an antibiotic-resistant strain of the bacterium MRSA appears to be making flu patients susceptible to a deadly form of pneumonia. More worrisome still is the fact that the new community acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) is not limited to hospital settings unlike most commonly known strains of the superbug. Publishing their report in the medical journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, a group of researchers from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta say that the disease may...

2009-05-07 13:35:24

In a letter to the Editor of the Journal of Hospital Infection, published by Elsevier, S. Lefebvre and J.S. Weese from the University of Guelph in Canada describe a study that investigated whether MRSA and C.difficile could be passed between pet therapy dogs and patients. The findings suggested that MRSA and C. difficile may have been transferred to the fur and paws of these canine visitors through patients handling or kissing the dogs, or through exposure to a contaminated healthcare...

2009-05-05 07:30:00

CHICAGO, May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MRSA Survivors Network, the prominent advocacy group launches the inaugural World MRSA Day - Oct. 2nd and the official web site, www.worldmrsaday.org. MRSA activists call for world unity from governments, the healthcare industry and the community for a greater response to the MRSA epidemic-pandemic that is sweeping the globe at an alarming rate. MRSA Survivors Network, the official organization for World MRSA Day, along with its sponsors - 3M,...


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