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FDA clears test to help manage antibiotic treatment for lower respiratory tract infections and sepsis
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared the expanded use of the Vidas Brahms PCT Assay to help health care providers determine if antibiotic treatment should be started or stopped in patients with lower respiratory tract infections, such as community-acquired pneumonia, and stopped in patients with sepsis. This is the first test to use procalcitonin (PCT), a protein associated with the body’s response to a bacterial infection, as a biomarker to help make antibiotic management decisions in patients with these conditions.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:30:00 -0500


FDA allows marketing of test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide antibiotic sensitivity results
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today allowed marketing of the PhenoTest BC Kit, performed on the Pheno System. This is the first test to identify organisms that cause bloodstream infections and provide information about which antibiotics the organism is likely to respond to (antibiotic sensitivity).

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:55:00 -0500


Louisiana drug and dietary supplement maker ordered to cease operations due to federal violations
On Friday, U.S. District Judge Robert G. James for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana entered a consent decree of permanent injunction against Pick and Pay Inc./Cili Minerals, a manufacturer and distributor of drugs and dietary supplements, and its owner, Anton S. Botha, requiring the business to immediately cease operations until it comes into compliance with federal laws.

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 13:00:00 -0500


FDA approves new psoriasis drug
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Siliq (brodalumab) to treat adults with moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Siliq is administered as an injection.

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:47:00 -0500


FDA approves drug to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Emflaza (deflazacort) tablets and oral suspension to treat patients age 5 years and older with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive muscle deterioration and weakness. Emflaza is a corticosteroid that works by decreasing inflammation and reducing the activity of the immune system.

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 14:05:00 -0500


Federal judge approves consent decree with California dietary supplement distributor, Regeneca Worldwide
A California dietary supplement distributor has been ordered by a federal court to stop selling its products, which were found to contain unsafe ingredients including 1, 3-dimethylamylamine (DMAA).

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 10:47:00 -0500


FDA permits marketing of first newborn screening system for detection of four, rare metabolic disorders
FDA permits marketing of first newborn screening system for detection of four, rare metabolic disorders

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:32:00 -0500


FDA confirms elevated levels of belladonna in certain homeopathic teething products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that its laboratory analysis found inconsistent amounts of belladonna, a toxic substance, in certain homeopathic teething tablets, sometimes far exceeding the amount claimed on the label. The agency is warning consumers that homeopathic teething tablets containing belladonna pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children and urges consumers not to use these products.

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:40:00 -0500
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Adding friendly bacteria to skin lotion wards off bad germs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bacteria live on everyone's skin, and new research shows some friendly germs produce natural antibiotics that ward off their disease-causing cousins. Now scientists are mixing the good bugs into lotions in hopes of spreading protection....




Adopted kids see long-lasting effects of Romanian orphanages
LONDON (AP) -- Romanian children adopted from overcrowded orphanages in the 1990s were more likely to suffer psychological problems as adults compared to other children taken in by British families, according to a decades-long study....




Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) -- An anorexic and bulimic woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request....




Health care's future: Turning patients into savers, shoppers
The U.S. government may soon lean on someone new to help lower health care costs: you....




Life expectancy to keep rising; S. Korean women could hit 91
LONDON (AP) -- While most people born in rich countries will live longer by 2030 - with women in South Korea projected to reach nearly 91 - Americans will continue to have one of the lowest life expectancies of any developed country, a new study predicts....




New trauma unit to help former Islamic State sex slaves
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- After their rape and torture by Islamic State extremists for months or years, Yazidi women face ongoing suffering from psychological trauma even if they do manage to escape....




Philly mayor: $5.7M beverage tax haul doubles projections
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city's sweetened-beverage tax raised $5.7 million in January, more than double what city officials had projected....


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Meningococcal disease – Togo
Since 1 January 2017, 201 suspected cases of meningitis with 17 deaths were reported by 19 health districts. In week 2, the district of Akebou which is part of the Plateau Region issued an alert after four cases of meningitis were reported. In week 4, the epidemic threshold was reached with nine cases and an attack rate of 12.4 per 100 000 inhabitants. From 2 January to 12 February 2017, 48 suspected meningitis cases with three deaths were reported (case fatality rate of 6.3%). Of these, 14 specimens were confirmed as Neisseria meningitidis serogroup W by PCR.

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:00:00 GMT


Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
On 4 February 2017, Taipei Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported one laboratory-confirmed case of human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus. This is the fifth human case with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus reported from Taipei CDC.

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:54:00 GMT


Seoul virus – United States of America and Canada
On 24 January 2017, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), through their Health Alert Network (HAN) publication, reported 8 cases of infection with Seoul virus in the states of Wisconsin (n=2) and Illinois (n=6). The first two cases were reported in early December 2016, when two home-based pet rat breeders in Wisconsin State developed an acute febrile illness, later confirmed as Seoul virus infection. Rats (Rattus norvegicus) at some facilities also tested positive for Seoul virus. Human infection with Seoul virus is not commonly found in the United States; this virus family also includes Sin Nombre virus, which is the most common hantavirus causing disease in the United States. This is the first known outbreak associated with pet rats in the United States.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:07:00 GMT


Human infection with avian influenza A(H7N9) virus – China
Between 19 January and 14 February 2017, a total of 304 additional laboratory-confirmed cases of human infection have been reported to WHO from mainland China though the China National IHR focal point.

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:08:00 GMT


Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) – Saudi Arabia
Between 10 January and 3 February 2017 the National International Health Regulations Focal Point of Saudi Arabia reported seventeen (17) additional cases of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) including four (4) fatal cases. Three (3) deaths among previously reported MERS cases (case no. 1 and 2 in DON published on 26 January 2017 and case no. 6 in DON published on 17 January 2017) were also reported.

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:27:00 GMT
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