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2011-02-11 13:22:32

RNA recycling system gone awry brings MRSA to a halt Scientists have discovered a new way to attack dangerous pathogens, marking a hopeful next step in the ever-escalating battle between man and microbe. In a paper published online Feb. 10 in the journal PLoS Pathogens, scientists demonstrate that by stopping bacteria's ability to degrade RNA "“ a "housekeeping" process crucial to their ability to thrive "“ scientists were able to stop methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus...

2011-02-11 09:30:00

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that Vincent Milano, president and chief executive officer of ViroPharma, will present at the Leerink Swann Hot Topics in Therapeutics Roundtable Conference at 2:40 P.M. ET on Thursday, February 17, 2011. The conference is being held at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. ViroPharma's presentations will be webcast live for investors through www.viropharma.com and available for a period of 14...

2011-02-10 09:30:00

EXTON, Pa., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated's (Nasdaq: VPHM) fourth quarter and year end financial results for 2010 are expected to be released on Thursday, February 24, 2011 before the open of the U.S. financial markets. The company will host a conference call and live audio webcast at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on the same day. During the conference call, ViroPharma management will discuss the 2010 fourth quarter and full year financial results and other business....

2011-02-09 09:01:48

By Rhonda Craig, IBN Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Nausea, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Every year, tens of thousands of people in the United States get sick from Clostridium difficile (CDI), but new research shows a new antibiotic could help fight against the spread of this nasty stomach bug. CDI can cause symptoms ranging from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of the colon. In recent years, CDI infections have become more frequent and more difficult to treat. Recent...

2011-02-07 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO & STAINES, England, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) and Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. ("Astellas") announced today the signing of an exclusive collaboration and license agreement to develop and commercialize fidaxomicin, an investigational antibiotic for CDI, in Europe and certain other countries in the Middle East, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). (Logo:...

2011-02-02 20:52:24

Significantly reduces recurrence of infection, improves cure rates Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a significant and growing problem in hospitals and other health care facilities, but no new drugs to treat the condition have been developed in several decades. However, a large-scale, phase 3 trial conducted by Canadian and U.S. researchers shows that the new antibiotic Fidaxomicin is superior to existing treatments, demonstrating a 45 percent reduction in recurrences vs. the existing...

2011-02-02 12:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) announced The New England Journal of Medicine has published results from the North American Phase 3 trial evaluating the safety and efficacy of the Company's novel antibiotic fidaxomicin as a treatment for patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI). The Phase 3 trial showed that fidaxomicin significantly reduced recurrence rates and increased global cure rates when compared to vancomycin, the only...

2011-01-24 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPTR) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the Company's New Drug Application (NDA) for fidaxomicin for the treatment of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and for reducing the risk of recurrence when used for treatment of initial CDI. The FDA has also granted the Company's request for six-month Priority Review, and has assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee...

2011-01-10 06:30:00

EXTON, Pa., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated (Nasdaq: VPHM) today announced that Vincent Milano, president and chief executive officer of ViroPharma, will provide an overview of the company's business and present a financial update during the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. As previously announced, this presentation will be webcast live at 6:00 P.M. ET (3:00 P.M. PT) on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 and may be accessed via the company's website at...

2011-01-05 13:29:38

Will help physicians manage common antibiotic-resistant superbug AT A GLANCE     * The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released its first-ever guidelines for the treatment of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which will help physicians determine the most appropriate care for infections due to the common bacterium.     * MRSA is the most common cause of skin infections that send people to the emergency room. Its invasive form kills...


Latest Vancomycin Reference Libraries

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2011-04-26 21:07:20

Enterococcus is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is a main constituent of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans, especially in the nosocomial environment, where the naturally high levels of antibiotic resistance found in E. faecalis contribute to its pathogenicity. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of...

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2011-04-15 14:36:05

Enterococcus faecalis "“ formerly classified as part of the Group D Streptococcus system "“ is a Gram-positive, commensal bacterium inhabiting the gastrointestinal tracts of humans and other mammals. It is one of the main constituents of some probiotic food supplements. E. faecalis can cause life-threatening infections in humans. It is frequently found in root canal-treated teeth in prevalence values ranging from 30% to 90% of the cases. It is a non-motile, facultatively anaerobic...

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