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2008-07-29 09:01:15

Nafsika Georgopapadakou, PhD, Vice President, Research at NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (AMEX: NBY), was interviewed by television stations across the country this week to discuss the growing problem of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), the rise in "super bugs" (multi-drug-resistant pathogens) and steps that can be taken to prevent systemic bacterial infections. The interviews were part of a broad patient education initiative undertaken by NovaBay to create not only...

2008-07-24 00:00:18

THE latest drive to cut the number of people given antibiotics for common coughs and colds begins today. Figures show that a quarter of people in England and Wales visit GPs every year with symptoms of respiratory tract infections. Such patients account for 60 per cent of all antibiotic prescribing in general practice - a figure that health experts are trying to reduce. Over-prescribing has been linked to the emergence of "superbugs", which are resistant to most forms of the drug....

2008-07-01 09:00:04

By FRANK JORDANS By Frank Jordans The Associated Press GENEVA A new test to quickly diagnose drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis will be rolled out in four African countries this year, the World Health Organization said Monday. The DNA-based test will cut the time it takes to detect multi- drug resistant TB from up to four months to a matter of hours, the director of WHO's tuberculosis program said . Dr. Mario Raviglione said testing is currently "one of the major bottlenecks"...

2008-06-26 12:03:21

Clinical Data has announced that the European Patent Office has granted patent to Bernried, Germany-based Epidauros Biotechnologie, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Clinical Data, relating to the use of a genetic variant, or biomarker, of the gene MDR1, which encodes P-glycoprotein. Genetic testing of MDR1 variation has become an increasingly important part of many drug discovery and development efforts. The particular variant covered by the patent issued to Epidauros, C3435T, is the most...

2008-06-24 15:03:08

BOSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Antibiotic resistance is one of the major public health threats of the 21st century and the focus of today's Senate hearing, Emergence of the Superbug: Antimicrobial Resistance in the US. Resistant infections pose a threat to US healthcare's reliance on high tech medicine. Resistant bacteria also represent a potential resource for adversaries to exploit in building biological weapons. Over $20 billion is billed to Medicare annually for...

2008-06-16 09:01:20

SAN DIEGO and LONDON, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Mpex Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) today announced that they have entered into a worldwide strategic alliance for the discovery, development and commercialization of novel medicines for bacterial diseases. The collaboration provides GlaxoSmithKline access to Mpex's novel efflux pump inhibitors (EPI) and related proprietary technology for use in combination with a variety of antibiotics. The collaboration will focus on the discovery...

2006-01-19 14:21:47

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Bacteria in dirt may be "born" with a resistance to antibiotics, which could help shed light on the problem of drug-defying "superbugs," Canadian researchers said on Thursday. They tested 480 different bacteria found in soil and discovered that every single one had some resistance to antibiotics -- meaning they had evolved a mechanism for evading the effects of the drugs. The findings, published in the journal...

2006-01-19 14:20:00

By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Correspondent WASHINGTON -- Bacteria in dirt may be "born" with a resistance to antibiotics, which could help shed light on the problem of drug-defying "superbugs," Canadian researchers said on Thursday. They tested 480 different bacteria found in soil and discovered that every single one had some resistance to antibiotics -- meaning they had evolved a mechanism for evading the effects of the drugs. The findings, published in the journal Science, could help...

2005-12-22 14:23:19

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries must stop the misuse of antibiotics if they want to avoid an increase in deaths caused by "super bugs" resistant to medical care, the European Commission said on Thursday. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has become a global phenomenon, accelerating the development of bacteria and making some bugs immune to the drugs normally used to fight them. "Certain treatments that we have come to depend on are becoming less...

2005-12-22 14:20:00

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union countries must stop the misuse of antibiotics if they want to avoid an increase in deaths caused by "super bugs" resistant to medical care, the European Commission said on Thursday. The overuse and misuse of antibiotics has become a global phenomenon, accelerating the development of bacteria and making some bugs immune to the drugs normally used to fight them. "Certain treatments that we have come to depend on are becoming less effective,...