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2014-07-04 16:21:01

-- Purchase enhances cost-competitiveness, paves way for future development -- LAKE FOREST, Ill., July 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility and an associated research and development (R&D) facility from Orchid Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (BSE: 524372, NSE:...

2014-05-22 10:34:38

Washington University School of Medicine Drug-resistant bacteria annually sicken 2 million Americans and kill at least 23,000. A driving force behind this growing public health threat is the ability of bacteria to share genes that provide antibiotic resistance. Bacteria that naturally live in the soil have a vast collection of genes to fight off antibiotics, but they are much less likely to share these genes, a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St....

Drugs, DNA And Disease Discovered On Our Dollar Bills
2014-04-24 07:32:44

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With as much money that is being exchanged on a daily basis it may concern most people to know that they are not only transferring paper from one hand to the next, but potentially thousands of microbes along with it. Researchers from New York University’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology have found that those greenbacks in our wallets do not only contain trace amounts of cocaine and other drugs, as has been previously...

2014-04-15 14:47:01

Penicillin, one of the scientific marvels of the 20th century, is currently losing a lot of battles it once won against bacterial infections. But scientists at the University of South Carolina have just reported a new approach to restoring its combat effectiveness, even against so-called “superbugs.” Bacteria have been chipping away at the power of the penicillin family of drugs since their first wide-scale use as antibiotics in the 1940s. For example, the staph infection, brought...

2014-04-09 23:30:11

The FDA announced on March 20, that 56 lots of Pleo homeopathic drug products by Terra-Medica are recalled because they have the potential to contain penicillin. In light of this news, AttorneyOne, a recognized authority on law, updated the website providing detailed information to consumers. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 AttorneyOne.com, a recognized authority on law, update the website daily regarding all the latest information from the FDA on safety alerts for medical products...

2014-03-26 10:53:36

Millions of children in the UK are potentially receiving penicillin prescriptions below the recommended dose for common infections, according to new research led jointly by researchers at King's College London, St George's, University of London and Imperial College London. The authors are calling for an urgent review of penicillin dosing guidelines for children - which at the time of study had not changed in over 50 years - after discovering wide variation in current prescribing practice....

2014-03-10 08:31:26

But 19 in 20 patients with a history of penicillin "allergy" are not penicillin allergic ROUND ROCK, Texas, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, funded by ALK, finds that a penicillin "allergy" label adversely affects the quantity and quality of health care in hospitalized patients. The penicillin allergy label is the most common drug "allergy" listed in medical records during hospital admissions. Analyzing Kaiser Foundation...

2014-02-25 23:00:11

New book ‘One Little Miracle’ rivets readers with the tale of the little girl who was the test case for penicillin. Roseville, CA (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Bringing fresh hope to every bookshelf, author Yvonne Nunes invites readers to look into another angle of the remarkable story behind the most important medical event in the twentieth century. One Little Miracle, her new book released through Xlibris, tells the inspiring true tale of the seven-year-old girl whose life was saved...

2013-01-28 15:55:54

The rise in risky, non-traditional sexual relations that marked the swinging ℠60s actually began as much as a decade earlier, during the conformist ℠50s, suggests an analysis recently published by the Archives of Sexual Behavior. “It´s a common assumption that the sexual revolution began with the permissive attitudes of the 1960s and the development of contraceptives like the birth control pill,” notes Emory University economist Andrew Francis, who conducted...


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