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HCV clearance improves aggressive lymphoma outcomes for African Americans

December 9, 2019
ORLANDO — African Americans with lymphoma and hepatitis C virus should be treated for both disease states to improve response to lymphoma…
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Proposed legislation to lower drug prices: What clinicians need to know

December 9, 2019
Several bills have been introduced recently to reduce the high cost of prescription drugs. “Despite partisan gridlock in Washington, both…

Q&A: Infection prevention programs as a model for ASPs

December 9, 2019
A review of existing literature on the practices of antimicrobial stewardship programs, or ASPs, showed there are few streamlined recommendations for…

Q&A: Reducing presenteeism among health care personnel

December 7, 2019
In March 2018, infectious disease physicians in the Emerging Infections Network received a survey asking about their institution’s experiences…

Gavi to fund global stockpile of Ebola vaccines

December 6, 2019
Under a newly approved program, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance announced it will fund a global emergency stockpile of Ebola virus vaccines available to…
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In Baltimore, less than half of MSM using PrEP screened for STDs

December 6, 2019
Despite clinical guidelines recommending they be screened biannually for STIs, less than half of men who have sex with men, or MSM, in Baltimore who…

National Influenza Vaccination Week focuses on preventing complications

December 6, 2019
In light of National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is taking place through Saturday, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases is…
Meeting News

New chemical formulation fights resistance in malaria bed nets

December 6, 2019
During a trial in Uganda, long-lasting insecticidal nets, or LLINs, augmented with a chemical called piperonyl butoxide were more effective in…
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MSF: Gavi should stop paying GSK, Pfizer for pneumococcal vaccine

December 5, 2019
Doctors Without Borders said Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance “should immediately stop giving millions of dollars in financial incentives” to…
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WHO ‘concerned’ about potential rise in Ebola cases following attacks

December 5, 2019
Two recent armed attacks targeting Ebola response centers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have jeopardized recent progress made in the…
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Ibogaine treatment for opioid use disorder: What you need to know

December 5, 2019
Miami is one of the few places in the United States where researchers study ibogaine, an indole alkaloid found in the root bark of a West African…
In the Journals

Typhoid conjugate vaccine 81% effective among kids in phase 3 trial

December 4, 2019
A single-dose typhoid conjugate vaccine effectively reduced typhoid in children aged 9 months to 16 years by more than 81% during a phase 3 trial in…
In the Journals

Antibiotic resistance more common in device-associated HAIs than SSIs

December 4, 2019
Health care-associated infections, or HAIs, related to the use of medical devices are more likely to be antibiotic resistant than those resulting…
In the JournalsPerspective

California law cracking down on vaccine exemptions may have modest results

December 4, 2019
Despite a 2015 law banning personal belief vaccine exemptions for children entering California schools, the rate of exemptions is expected to…
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Global report shows again that progress against malaria has slowed

December 4, 2019
Many low-burden countries are on their way to eliminating malaria, but progress has slowed in recent years and there has been no improvement in the…
Meeting News

Personalized medicine: ‘Optimizing health with data’

December 3, 2019
NEW YORK — Artificial intelligence, or AI, and metagenomics may have a large impact on the future of personalized medicine and precision…
In the Journals

‘In this case, stability is not good’: HIV incidence at a standstill in US

December 3, 2019
Progress in reducing new HIV infections in the United States has stalled in recent years, according to newly published CDC data. Experts said…
Perspective

Vaginal gel shows promise for chlamydia, gonorrhea prevention

December 3, 2019
Evofem Biosciences announced that the vaginal gel Amphora demonstrated a 50% and 78% RR reduction for chlamydia and gonorrhea, respectively, in a…
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Some experts, lawmakers concerned about Hahn’s agenda as FDA commissioner

December 3, 2019
In an 18 to 5 vote earlier today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee sent the nomination of Stephen M. Hahn
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Samoa to halt public, government services to assist in measles outbreak

December 2, 2019
Samoa will shut down all public and government services on Dec. 5 and 6 to assist in a mass vaccination campaign to combat a large measles outbreak…