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2013-08-29 08:25:23

Increased Use of Carbapenems and Colistin in Gram-Negative Infections Underscores the Urgent Need for New Antibiotics, According to a New Report from BioTrends Research Group and Arlington Medical Resources EXTON, Pa., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends Research Group and Arlington Medical Resources find in their TreatmentTrends(®): Gram Negative Infections (US) 2013 report that infection rates due to drug-resistant Gram-negative (GN) pathogens are on the rise with over...

2013-08-28 08:25:49

Revolutionary Tuberculosis Test Brings Accurate, Faster Results to Broader U.S. Market SUNNYVALE, Calif., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) today announced the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has categorized Cepheid's Xpert(®) MTB/RIF test as 'Moderate Complexity' under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA). Xpert MTB/RIF is designed for the rapid molecular detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex (MTB-complex) DNA and, in specimens where...

2013-08-27 23:03:30

Updated research report “Antibiotic Resistance 2013: A Global Market Study” worked out by Biopharm Reports has been recently published by Market Publishers Ltd. According to the study, the global antibiotic resistance market has seen major changes in practices, innovation and attitudes in the last five years. London, UK (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Threats caused by the worldwide upsurge in antibiotic resistant bacterial strains keep on triggering concern. In the United States, around 60%...

2013-07-24 11:16:36

The story begins with a problem - a virulent strain of a drug-resistant bacteria that was imported with the wounded from Afghanistan and spread through the United States. In cancer wards and other places where people with impaired immune systems were treated, this infection caused by the gram-negative bacterium, Acinetobacter baumannii, was particularly dangerous and it evaded the wiles of most known antibiotics. Infections caused by such gram-negative pathogens (Escherichia coli, Klebsiella...

2013-07-03 12:13:09

A new study found drug-resistant bacteria associated with livestock in the noses of industrial livestock workers in North Carolina but not in the noses of antibiotic-free livestock workers. The drug-resistant bacteria examined were Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as "Staph," which include the well-known bug MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). New Staph strains are emerging in people who have close contact with livestock animals and for this reason have been given the...

2013-06-12 08:29:45

EU5 Payers Indicate that Tightening Budgets Mean Emerging Brands Must Demonstrate Compelling Cost-Effectiveness Over Current Therapies in Order to Justify Reimbursement at a Premium Price, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that more than half of surveyed physicians from the EU5 (France, Germany,...

Using Substances From African Medicinal Plants To Stop Tumor Growth
2013-06-10 11:24:22

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Experiments using benzophenones derived from plants originating in Cameroon produce evidence that these may be effective against multi-drug resistant cancers African medicinal plants contain chemicals that may be able to stop the spread of cancer cells. This is the conclusion of researchers following laboratory experiments conducted at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). The plant materials will now undergo further analysis in order to...

2013-04-30 13:15:04

Giving prescribers access to education and advice or imposing restrictions on use can curb overuse or inappropriate use of antibiotics in hospitals, according to a new Cochrane systematic review. This is important because unnecessary use of these life-saving drugs is a key source of antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Some infections are no longer treatable due to bacterial resistance. Compared to infections caused by treatable bacteria, those caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria lead to...

2013-04-25 15:48:25

Researchers are 1 step closer to understanding why antibiotics are ineffective against certain types of bacteria Antibiotic resistance is a global problem. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that for tuberculosis alone multi-drug resistance accounts for more than 150,000 deaths each year. WHO warns of "a doomsday scenario of a world without antibiotics," in which antibiotic resistance will turn common infections into incurable killers and make routine surgeries a high-risk...

2013-04-24 08:30:07

Eravacycline's Competitive Advantages Include Activity Against Multidrug-Resistant Pathogens and Availability in Interchangeable IV and Oral Formulations, According to a New Report from Decision Resources BURLINGTON, Mass., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that, based on clinical data and the opinions of interviewed thought leaders, Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals'...