Bacterial Diseases

Fatal Infection Linked to Medical Marijuana

February 16, 2017

Researchers had DNA analysis conducted to identify the fungi and bacteria contained in the samples.

Generic Approval Increases Availability of Antibiotic Used for Serious Infections

By December 05, 2016

Fresenius Kabi announced the availability of Tigecycline for Injection, a generic version of Pfizer's Tygacil, in single-dose vials containing 50mg of tigecycline.

Drug-Resistant Bacteria in Water System Hospitalizes Thousands in the U.S.

September 26, 2016

The thousands of miles of aging, corroding pipes that bring water to Americans each day may be home to drug-resistant bacteria, according to a report published online September 12 in the Journal of Public Health Policy.

Donor vs. Autologous Fecal Microbiota Transplant Assessed for <i>C. difficile</i> Infection

August 24, 2016

For patients with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection (CDI), donor fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT) is safe and more efficacious than autologous FMT, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Study Examines Longevity of Viruses on Children's Toys

July 08, 2016

Toys help spread the flu and other viruses because germs can survive on plastic surfaces for 24 hours or more, according to a study published recently in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.

Contaminated Gloves May Be Spreading Bacteria in Hospitals

By June 20, 2016

Bacteria on healthcare workers' gloves can contaminate hospital surfaces and lead to the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs), a new research paper has found.

Lannett Approved for Neomycin Sulfate Tabs

By June 15, 2016

Lannett announced that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Neomycin Sulfate Tablets, the generic version of Teva's listed reference drug.

Zinplava Gets FDA Committee Nod for Prevention of CDI Recurrence

By June 10, 2016

Merck announced that the Antimicrobial Drugs Advisory Committee of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) voted 10-5 recommending the approval of Zinplava (bezlotoxumab) for the prevention of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection recurrence.

Treating Cellulitis: Does Obesity Up Cephalexin Failure Rate?

By May 20, 2016

Morbidly obese patients with cellulitis have the same rates of treatment failure with cephalexin as non-obese patients. Those are the findings of a new retrospective study of patients hospitalized or in inpatient observation from January 2005 through February 2015, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital-Rochester, Minnesota.

Which Fluoroquinolone Antibiotic Carries the Greatest Risk of Tendinopathy?

By May 09, 2016

Given the widespread use of fluoroquinolone antibiotics, clinicians should be aware of factors that may put patients at increased risk for tendinitis or tendon rupture, according to an article published in Pharmacotherapy.

'Clean Hands Count' Campaign Introduced by CDC

May 09, 2016

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has introduced a new campaign, "Clean Hands Count," to encourage health care professionals, patients, and patients' families to keep their hands clean in order to prevent health care-associated infections.

Can a Bacteria Help Curb the Spread of Zika Virus?

May 05, 2016

Experiments in mosquitoes suggest that bacteria may help curb the spread of the Zika virus, according to research published online May 4 in Cell Host & Microbe.

Rates of Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing Estimated in Study

By May 03, 2016

Between 2010-2011, only about 353 out of 506 antibiotic prescriptions per 1000 population were deemed appropriate, a study published in JAMA reported.

Hundreds of Meds Recalled Over Product Sterility Concerns

By April 22, 2016

Concerns over lack of sterility and quality issues has prompted a recall of all sterile products aseptically compounded and packaged by Pharmakon Pharmaceuticals.

New Ready-to-Use Vancomycin Injection Launched

By April 19, 2016

Baxter has launched ready-to-use Vancomycin Injection in 0.9% Sodium Chloride (Normal Saline) in 500mg, 750mg and 1g presentations.