Feature

Italy races to contain COVID-19 outbreak

February 28, 2020
ASOLO, Italy — With 821 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday, Italy is the third-most affected country worldwide and has seen the most…
FDA News

FDA approves first application for generic Daraprim tablets

February 28, 2020
The FDA has approved an application for generic Daraprim tablets for the treatment of toxoplasmosis when used with sulfonamide, according to a press…
In the Journals

Many children not following ACIP immunization schedule

February 28, 2020
Many young children do not adhere to the early childhood immunization schedule recommended by the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization…
In the Journals

Study confirms relevance of SVR endpoint for patients receiving HCV treatment

February 28, 2020
SVR, which has been challenged in regard to its association with clinical outcomes, has been confirmed as a prognosis-altering endpoint in patients…
Breaking News

Trump appoints Pence to lead US response to COVID-19

February 27, 2020
President Donald J. Trump announced Wednesday that Vice President Mike Pence will lead the United States COVID-19 response. “Mike will be…
In the Journals

Kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus increased recipient life expectancy, reduced costs

February 27, 2020
Transplanting kidneys from donors with hepatitis C virus into uninfected recipients reduced costs to the health care system, while also increasing…
Feature

Q&A: Coronavirus outbreak could turn medical supply chain into ‘hostage situation’

February 27, 2020
On Feb. 14, the FDA released a statement about its response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, noting that it is “keenly aware” that the…

ACIP recommends Ebola vaccination for healthy adults at occupational risk

February 26, 2020
The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to recommend that healthy U.S. adults at occupational risk for Ebola…
FDA News

FDA approves quadrivalent flu vaccine for adults aged 65 and older

February 26, 2020
The FDA has approved Fluad Quadrivalent (Seqirus) adjuvanted influenza vaccine for adults aged 65 years and older in the United States, according to…
FDA News

For cardiac surgery heater-cooler system, FDA clears new iteration, updates safety alert

February 25, 2020
The FDA announced it has cleared a new version of a heater-cooler system for use during cardiac surgery and updated a safety communication for a…
Breaking News

US begins trial of remdesivir to treat patients with COVID-19

February 25, 2020
An American who was quarantined aboard a cruise ship docked in Japan is the first participant in an NIH-sponsored U.S. trial that will evaluate the…
Perspective

White House seeks $2.5 billion to fight COVID-19

February 25, 2020
The White House is seeking $2.5 billion in total resources to fight COVID-19 in the United States, including more than $500 million in funding that…
Meeting News

Primary letermovir prophylaxis prevents cytomegalovirus reactivation after haploidentical allogeneic HSCT

February 25, 2020
ORLANDO — The novel antiviral agent letermovir appeared effective for primary cytomegalovirus prevention among haploidentical stem cell…
In the Journals

EHR data show contact with HCWs a risk factor for VRE acquisition

February 25, 2020
Using electronic health records, researchers showed that connection through health care workers to patients colonized with vancomycin-resistant…
In the Journals

DDIs affect around 40% of HCV patients taking DAAs

February 24, 2020
Drug-drug interactions, or DDIs, affect about 40% of patients with hepatitis C virus being treated with direct-acting antivirals, or DAAs, according…
In the Journals

Few adolescents with HIV achieve viral suppression within 5 months

February 24, 2020
Just 12% of adolescents with HIV aged between 12 and 24 years achieved viral suppression within 5 months after initiating ART, making them far less…
In the Journals

Alert-based interventions reduce C. difficile testing, infection rates

February 24, 2020
Clinical decision support tools, such as alert-based interventions for diagnostic stewardship, are associated with reductions in Clostridioides
In the Journals

Study results support adding metronidazole to treatment for PID

February 23, 2020
Women who received metronidazole with the CDC-recommended antibiotic regimen of ceftriaxone and doxycycline for pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID…
In the Journals

Despite introduction of PCVs, meningitis rates remain steady

February 22, 2020
Although pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, or PCVs, have reduced infections caused by Streptococcus pneumonia, rates of meningitis have remained…
In the Journals

Researchers identify African countries at highest risk for COVID-19

February 21, 2020
Researchers identified Egypt, Algeria and South Africa as the African countries at highest risk for imported cases of COVID-19 from China. However…