By Lecia Bushak | Sat, 12/21/2013 - 19:01
The Pew Charitable Trusts argue in a new report that the USDA isn’t doing enough to protect the public from Salmonella outbreaks.
By Susan Scutti | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 14:01
The Food and Drug Administration will begin implementation of a new plan intended to phase out the use of antibiotics in animals for food production purposes.
By Lecia Bushak | Tue, 11/19/2013 - 19:18
Antibiotics can be more harmful than you think, especially if they are taken unnecessarily for viral illnesses.
By Justin Caba | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 15:51
Doctors across the United States are over-prescribing antibiotics in spite of an effort to curb this growing public health concern.
By John Ericson | Sun, 09/01/2013 - 19:10
The Giant Lime Green stick insect could help scientists derive a new drug mechanism capable of circumventing antibiotic resistance in bacteria.
By Anthony Rivas | Sat, 08/17/2013 - 13:22
The FDA is requiring makers of fluoroquinolone drugs to update labels to emphasize the dangers to patients for developing rapid onset peripheral neuropathy.
By Anthony Rivas | Tue, 07/02/2013 - 23:00
Strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria could cause a wave of infections throughout the US. Before that happens, scientists are trying to find the path in which they travel, zeroing in on industrial livestock farms.
By Nsikan Akpan | Tue, 06/11/2013 - 16:02
Training programs for pediatricians could help to prevent the overuse of broad-spectrum antibiotics in children.
By Jonathan Weiss | Tue, 06/04/2013 - 12:24
Doxycycline, used to treat a variety of diseases from Lyme disease to STIs, is in short supply as demand rises.
By Jonathan Weiss | Mon, 06/03/2013 - 15:36
Researchers out of Penn State have a candidate drug that is more effective than current treatments in killing antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
By Nadia-Elysse Harris | Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:41
The US Dept. of Health and Human Services signed a potentially five-year deal with the pharmaceutical giant to fight against antibiotic resistance and superbugs.
By Jonathan Weiss | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 11:31
With broad fast track status, the drug will have an easier review process and longer exclusivity.
By Jonathan Weiss | Tue, 05/07/2013 - 13:41
The results of two studies will help millions of people and save billions of dollars in healthcare expenditures.
By Christie Rizk | Fri, 05/03/2013 - 11:41
Researchers may have found a way to make the dreaded superbug MRSA sensitive to antibiotics once again.