Navigation Links
Pharmaceutical Companies Lead Fight Against Staph and Other Infectious Diseases
Date:11/6/2007

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) finds that America's pharmaceutical research companies are now testing 338 new medicines to help treat infectious diseases, including 11 medicines and four vaccines to treat staphococcal infections. This is particularly important in light of increased public concern about the spread of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections -- a strain of staph that has become resistant to current treatments.

"Staph poses a serious pubic health threat that we are committed to fighting," PhRMA President and CEO Billy Tauzin said. "America's pharmaceutical research companies are working hard to develop new medicines that will treat staph and even prevent patients from infection in the first place."

Although scientists say infectious diseases will never be completely eliminated, new research and commitment of resources by both the government and pharmaceutical research companies can help meet the continuing - and ever-changing - threat from infectious diseases. These 338 medicines in development will help combat humankind's oldest and most tenacious enemy: infectious diseases.

Among the new medicines now being tested are 146 vaccines to prevent diseases such as smallpox and staph; 83 antibiotics/antibacterials to treat infections such as pneumonia and tuberculosis; 75 antivirals to treat such viruses as hepatitis and influenza; and, 25 antifungals.

According to the report, the medicines in development include:

--A first-in-class medicine designed specifically to inhibit drug-resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus.

--A medicine for the treatment of hepatitis C that is part of a new class of drugs to regulate innate immunity.

--A medicine that stops the life cycle of the bacterium that causes tuberculosis.

Other medicines are in development for treatment of fungal infections, herpes, influenza, malaria, meningitis, pneumonia, respiratory infections, rotavirus, sepsis, smallpox, and urinary tract infections, among others.

To view the report and other information about medicines in development for infectious diseases, go to: http://www.phrma.org/

The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) represents the country's leading pharmaceutical research and biotechnology companies, which are devoted to inventing medicines that allow patients to live longer, healthier, and more productive lives. PhRMA companies are leading the way in the search for new cures. PhRMA members alone invested an estimated $43 billion in 2006 in discovering and developing new medicines. Industry wide research and investment reached a record $55.2 billion in 2006.

PhRMA Internet Address: http://www.phrma.org

For information on stories of hope and survival, visit: http://sharingmiracles.com/

For information on how innovative medicines save lives, visit: http://innovation.org/

For information on the Partnership for Prescription Assistance, visit: https://www.pparx.org/Intro.php

For information on the danger of imported drugs, visit: http://buysafedrugs.info/


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Thomson Scientific Publishes The Ones to Watch - A Quarterly Review of Phase Changes in the Pharmaceutical Pipeline
2. Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Receives Clearance to Resume Clinical Trials for XIAFLEX(TM)
3. Vion Pharmaceuticals Completes Accrual of 85 Patients to its Pivotal Phase II Trial of Cloretazine(R) (VNP40101M) in Elderly AML
4. Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Announce Receipt of an FDA Action Letter for Bifeprunox, an Investigational Treatment for Schizophrenia
5. DOV Pharmaceutical, Inc. Announces Successful Phase Ib Results for DOV 21,947
6. Callisto Pharmaceuticals Opens Additional Sites for Phase II Clinical Trial of Atiprimod in Advanced Carcinoid Cancer Patients
7. WallSt.net (www.wallst.net) Updates the Investment Community Through an All-New Interview With RegeneRx Biopharmaceuticals CEO
8. Par Pharmaceutical Begins Shipment of Additional Dosage Strength of Generic TOPROL-XL(R)
9. Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Presented Positive Preclinical Results of Systemic RNAi Compound for Acute Renal Failure (ARF)
10. Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Doses First Patient in Cotara(R) Phase II Brain Cancer Trial In India
11. Nabi Biopharmaceuticals Announces Second Quarter 2007 Financial Results
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... -- Dublin ... the " Global Markets for Spectroscopy Equipment" ... This report focuses on the global market ... its applications in various applications. The report deals with ... main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food and beverage, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Diagnostics The World Market for Companion Diagnostics ... diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... -- MedSource announced today that it has selected Datatrial,s ... choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment to ... by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture (EDC) ... the EDC platform of choice in exchange for ... long been a preferred EDC platform by our ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned ... developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made ... in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Experts from the American ... Annual Research Meeting June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. ... including advance care planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With ... fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A ... procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that ... but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):