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Skin and Skin Structure Infections Are the Second Most Common Diagnoses for Which an Antibiotic Is Used in the Hospital Setting

Most of These Infections Are Treated Empirically While Just Under One-Third Are Documented Arlington Medical Resources Introduces a New Executive Dashboard for The Hospital Antibiotic Market Guide MALVERN, Pa., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR), a provider of pre...

New Survey Highlights Growing Concern About Risk of Infection in Cancer Patients and Emerging Antibiotic Resistance

Amgen, CDC Foundation and CDC Partner to Launch Three-Year Initiative to Improve Infection Control in Vulnerable Cancer Patient Population THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN ) today announced the results of a national Harris Interactive, Inc. survey ...

'Nanotechnology' May Simplify Antibiotic Treatment

Study using nanoparticles in aerosal spray shows promise TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) --So-called "nanotechnology" may improve the effectiveness of antibiotics by allowing the medicine to be put into an aerosol form, new research suggests. A spray of antibiotics encapsulated i...

Trius Presents New Data on Torezolid Antibiotic for Treatment of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Infections

Data on frequency of resistance development and safety presented at the 19th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) SAN DIEGO, May 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Trius Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing best-in-class drugs for the treatment of ...

Rib-X Granted Key Antibiotic Patent in China

NEW HAVEN, Conn., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Rib-X Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Rib-X" or the "Company"), a development-stage company focused on the discovery and development of novel antibiotics for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections, today announced the issuance of a key antibiotic patent...

New Antibiotic Could Shorten TB Treatment

Less time to completion may boost patient compliance, outcomes, researchers say THURSDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new antibiotic called moxifloxacin in combination with other drugs could cut several months off the six months it currently takes to cure patients with drug-tre...

Giant Food Extends Its Free Antibiotic Prescription Program Through July 11, 2009

Company Working with the CDC to Educate Customers on Antibiotics LANDOVER, Md., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Giant Food today announced plans to extend its free antibiotic program through July 11, 2009. The Company, which operates stores in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware and the District of Colum...

Rep. Slaughter Reintroduces Bill to Help Fight Antibiotic Resistance Crisis by Combating Misuse of Antibiotics in Animal Agriculture

WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Keep Antibiotics Working (KAW) -- a national coalition of health, consumer, agricultural, environmental, humane, and other advocacy groups with more than ten million supporters -- today welcomed the reintroduction of a bill that would help combat t...

A Broad-Spectrum Antibiotic with Activity Against MRSA and Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the U.S. than in Europe for the Treatment of Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia

Merck's Drug Will Remain Decision Resources Gold Standard Through 2017, According to a New Report from Decision Resources WALTHAM, Mass., March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources, one of the world's leading research and advisory firms for pharmaceutical and healthcare issues, finds that a b...

Activity Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens is One of the Leading Attributes Influencing Physicians' Antibiotic Selection for the Treatment of Inpatient Community-Acquired Pneumonia

Future Therapies Modeled After Johnson & Johnson/Basilea's or Forest/Novexel's Drug Could Be Used As First-Line Therapies, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision Resources MALVERN, Pa. and WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Reso...

Study shows rise in antibiotic resistant pediatric head and neck infections

Highlights Prevalence of antibiotic-resistant head and neck infections is increasing. There is growing concern in the medical community about an epidemic of community acquired antibiotic resistant infections. Clinicians must be judicious in prescribing antibiotics. ATLANTA A re...

Long-Term Antibiotic Use Affects 'Good' Gut Bacteria

Study finds up to 30% of beneficial species, strains are significantly affected WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Antibiotic treatment, especially when prolonged or repeated, may have a negative impact on beneficial bacteria that live in the gut, according to a new study. Gut ...

Activity Against MRSA is the Most Important Attribute Influencing Physicians' Antibiotic Selection for the Treatment of Skin and Skin Structure Infections

Success of Zyvox and Cubicin is Driven Strongly by Agents' Excellent Activity Against MRSA, According to a New Report from AMR and Decision Resources MALVERN, Pa. and WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 4 /PRNewswire/ --Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that with the rising inci...

China Pharma Holdings, Inc. to Initiate Clinical Trials For New Antibiotic Combination

China's SFDA Approves Entry into Clinical Trials on Schedule HAIKOU CITY, China, Oct. 29 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Pharma Holdings, Inc. ("China Pharma") (OTC Bulletin Board: CPHI), which develops, manufactures, and markets generic and branded bio-pharmaceutical products in ...

Mylan Announces Tentative FDA Approval for Generic Version of Antibiotic Zyvox(R) Tablets

PITTSBURGH, July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Mylan Inc. (NYSE: MYL ) today announced that its subsidiary, Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) for Linezolid Tablets, 600 mg....

Federal Action Needed to Fill Antibiotic Pipeline, Says the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics

BOSTON, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Antibiotic resistance is one of the major public health threats of the 21st century and the focus of today's Senate hearing, Emergence of the Superbug: Antimicrobial Resistance in the US. Resistant infections pose a threat to US healthcare's reliance ...

Old antibiotic may find new life as a stroke treatment

An old intravenous antibiotic may have new life as a stroke treatment, researchers say. Minocycline appears to reduce stroke damage in multiple ways inhibiting white blood cells and enzymes that, at least acutely, can destroy brain tissue and blood vessels, respectively, says Dr. David Hess, c...

ASGE issues updated guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis for gastrointestinal endoscopy

OAK BROOK, Ill. May 13, 2008 The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) has issued updated guidelines on antibiotic prophylaxis for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy based on the American Heart Associations (AHA) recently revised guidelines for prophylaxis of infective endocarditi...

Aida Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces New Antibiotic Drug Under Development

SANTA MONICA, Calif., April 9, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aida Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AIDA) today announced that its recently-acquired research institute in the Jiangsu Province, the Jiangsu Institute of Microbiology Co., Ltd or "JSIM", is developing a new wide-spectrum...

Injectable Antibiotic Protects Against Lyme Disease in Mice

Study raises prospect of new treatment for tick-borne diseases in people FRIDAY, April 4 (HealthDay News) -- One injection of a long-acting version of the antibiotic doxycycline appears to protect mice from developing the tick-borne illnesses Lyme disease or anaplasmosis, new animal re...

Research could put penicillin back in battle against antibiotic resistant bugs that kill millions

Research led by the University of Warwick has uncovered exactly how the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae has become resistant to the antibiotic penicillin. The same research could also open up MRSA to attack by penicillin and help create a library of designer antibiotics to use against a range o...

FDA Extends Review Timeline for Additional Indication for Antibiotic DORIBAX(TM)

RARITAN, N.J., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the review timeline for the second New Drug Application for the antibiotic DORIBAX(TM) (doripenem for injection)...

Bacteria beware: MIT student invents knock-out punch for antibiotic resistance

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (February 27, 2008) MIT graduate student and synthetic biologist Timothy Lu is passionate about tackling problems that pose threats to human health. His current mission: to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Today, the 27-year-old M.D. candidate and Ph.D. in the Harvard-MI...

Study suggests antibiotic may prevent dreaded brain fever

Two researchers from National Brain Research Center (NBRC) suggest that a common antibiotic called minocycline may prevent children from death due to Japanese encephalitis (JE), or commonly known as brain fever. Japanese Encephalitis virus is the causative agent for JE. Although there is no consol...

New Report Underscores Need for Congressional Action to Limit Antibiotic Use in Animal Agriculture

U.S. Fails to Take Basic Steps to Protect Public Health Even as New Tyson Label Responds to Public Concerns WASHINGTON, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report by the Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production (http://www.pcifap.org ) documents the perils of antibiotic us...

Drug Combo With Antibiotic May Slow MS Progression

Interferon therapy plus doxycycline reduced number of brain lesions, study finds MONDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Combining an antibiotic with a medication currently used to treat multiple sclerosis may slow progression of the disease, according to researchers at the Louisiana State Health...

Dragon Sells EPO Business; Focus on Antibiotic Core Business

VANCOUVER, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc. (TSX: DDD; OTCBB: DRUG; BBSE: DRP) today announced that it has entered an agreement with an unaffiliated party for the sale of its EPO business which accounted for less than 3% of Dragon's consolidated revenue for the first...

Study Shows Antibiotic Harms ALS Patients

Researchers hoped minocycline might have helped those with Lou Gehrig's disease THURSDAY, Nov. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A trial of the antibiotic minocycline against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis -- Lou Gehrig's disease -- has been halted because patients taking the drug had a significant...

Newer Antibiotic Speeds TB Healing

Adding moxifloxacin cut recovery time by 2 months, researchers say THURSDAY, Sept. 20 (HealthDay News) -- Adding the antibiotic moxifloxacin to the standard combination of drugs used to treat highly contagious tuberculosis (TB) could help reduce the time needed to cure patients from six months t...

New antibiotic drug combo to speed up treatment of tuberculosis

A team of tuberculosis (TB) experts at Johns Hopkins and in Brazil have evidence that substituting the antibiotic moxifloxacin in the regimen of drugs used to treat the highly contagious form of lung disease could dramatically shorten the time needed to cure the illness from six months to four. ...

Affinium Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. Announces Initiation of a Phase I Clinical Trial for AFN-1252, its Novel Anti-staphylococcal Antibiotic

AUSTIN, TX and TORONTO, March 4 /PRNewswire/ - Affinium Pharmaceuticals today announced that they have commenced the dosing of healthy subjects in a Phase I study of AFN-1252, one of its lead clinical candidates from its novel class of fatty acid biosyntheis inhibitors. The study of AFN-1252 w...

Bacterial 'battle for survival' leads to new antibiotic

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--MIT biologists have provoked soil-dwelling bacteria into producing a new type of antibiotic by pitting them against another strain of bacteria in a battle for survival. The antibiotic holds promise for treatment of Helicobacter pylori, which causes stomach ulcers in humans. Al...

Indian Antibiotic Faces Anti-dumping Duties in China

In its effort to safeguard the interest of its local pharmaceutical producers, China has imposed an anti-dumping duty of up to 37.7 per cent on Indian manufactured antibiotic sulfamethoxazole . The anti-dumping duty tax rate has been increased from 10.7 per cent to 37.7 per cent and the t...

Scientists Trace New Pathway That may Stem Antibiotic Resistance

Scientists at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) have traced the differences and similarities between polymerase enzyme in bacteria RNA and that in human RNA , a significant development that may lead to improved antibiotics and less antibiotic resistance. The new findings have been r...

Orchid Gets Approval for Antibiotic Drug from FDA

Chennai:- Pharma major Orchid Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals Ltd has getting approval from US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its abbreviated new anti-biotic drug application for Cefepime injection. Cefepime injection is a life saving cephalosporin antibiotic drug with an annual sale...

Replidyne Announces Positive Phase I Results for Topical Antibiotic REP8839

Replidyne, Inc. today announced results from three Phase I trials studying REP8839, a novel topical antibiotic that has shown potent in vitro activity against major skin pathogens including methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA). The results of the Phase I trials show that topically applie...

Researchers Discover How Antibiotic Inhibits Bacterial Growth

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago, in collaboration with research teams from Pharmacia & Upjohn and Pfizer, have discovered precisely how the antibiotic linezolid inhibits bacterial growth. Scientists have known that the drug linezolid -- the first new antibiotic to ente...

New Drug Application Submitted for Investigational Antibiotic Doripenem

RARITAN, N.J., Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C., (J&JPRD) announced that it has submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for doripenem, an investigational carbapenem antibiotic for the treatment of nosocomial pneu...

Rapid Flu Testing Decreases Antibiotic Use in Hospitalized Adults

Rapid influenza testing is associated with reductions in the use of antibiotics in hospitalized adults, according to a report.// The study was posted online today that will appear in the February 26, 2007, print issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. ...

Rapid Flu Test, Beneficial in Cutting Down Antibiotic Use

Washington: A novel study has portrayed the benefits of subjecting adult patients to rapid flu diagnostic tests, which can drastically reduce the regularity// of antibiotic use. This is perhaps the first study of its kind to evaluate the effects of rapid influenza testing on adults. The study is pu...
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