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IDSA Engages House Subcommittee Ahead of Hearing on Antibiotic Resistance (PDF)
In advance of a hearing on federal efforts to address antibiotic resistance, IDSA wrote to leaders of the Subcommittee to urge support for implementation of the National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistance Bacteria. The letter placed particular emphasis on antibiotic stewardship, incentives to spur R&D, ID workforce challenges, and the need for increased funding for federal AR programs.
IDSA Zika Vote Statement (PDF)
IDSA urges Congress to pass the strongest emergency bill possible to combat Zika and to reject efforts to fund the Zika response at the expense of equally critical health funding.
IDSA, ASM, and PASCV Letter to FDA on LDTs (PDF)
IDSA, ASM and the Pan-American Society for Clinical Virology urge FDA to consider the vital role of lab developed tests in rapidly diagnosing and appropriately treating infectious diseases.
PACCARB Press Release
Recommendations from the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria reflect IDSA input.
IDSA & HIVMA Engage HHS on Drug Pricing and Innovation
IDSA and HIVMA wrote to HHS Secretary Burwell to distinguish efforts to incentivize development of desperately needed new drugs from recent actions to significantly increase the costs of decades old drugs.
IDSA Provides Testimony to House and Senate Spending Panels on 2017 Budget (PDF)
IDSA provided testimony to the House and Senate subcommittees that oversee spending on health programs. The statement largely focused on federal efforts to combat the Zika virus and antimicrobial resistance.
IDSA Writes to Senate Aging Committee Ahead of Hearing on Drug Pricing Spikes
IDSA wrote to the Senate Special Committee on Aging ahead of a planned hearing on recent drug price spikes. The IDSA letter distinguished efforts to incentivize development of desperately needed new drugs from recent actions to significantly increase the costs of decades old drugs.
IDSA Leads Stakeholders In Support of R&D Tax Credit for Antibiotics and Rapid Diagnostics
Forty groups representing providers, patients, public health and industry joined a letter – circulated by IDSA – supporting the Reinvigorating Antibiotic and Diagnostic Innovation (READI) Act, H.R. 3539.
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CDC Recommendations for Subsequent Zika IgM Antibody Testing
Best Practices for Using PCR to Diagnose Haemophilus influenzae and Neisseria meningitidis and Identify Serotype or Serogroup
Alert to U.S. Healthcare Facilities: First mcr-1 Gene in E. coli Bacteria found in a Human in the United States
Stӧckert 3T Heater-Cooler System by Sorin Group Deustchland GmbH: Safety Communication - Reports of Mycobacterium Chimaera Infections
CDC releases interim guidance on Zika testing and interpretation of results
May 31, 2016 - Today, CDC published interim guidance for Zika virus antibody testing and interpretation of results.
Possible Zika Virus Infection Among Pregnant Women — United States and Territories, May 2016
May 20, 2016 - In February 2016, CDC, in collaboration with state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments, launched comprehensive surveillance systems to report and actively monitor pregnancies and congenital outcomes among symptomatic and asymptomatic women with laboratory evidence of possible Zika virus infection.
Nizoral ketoconazole Oral Tablets: Prescribing for Unapproved Uses including Skin and Nail Infections Continues; Linked to Patient Death
Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Advises Restricting Use for Certain Uncomplicated Infections
From the PresidentIDSA Foundation Offers Three Research Awards in 2016Accessing the Members-Only Section of the IDSA Website - Action Needed!Senate Bill Threatens Medical Research at the Department of DefenseJournal Club
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Acute infection screening programs, which can detect HIV earlier, may lead to lower rates of transmission, a new CID study suggests.
From the PresidentIDSA and SHEA Release New Guideline on Antibiotic StewardshipIDSA Adopts All-In Match PolicyIDWeek Mentorship ProgramJournal Club
The Society’s next top staffer brings extensive experience in association management and has a track record for organizational leadership representing healthcare professionals.
The new IDSA guidelines on Implementing an Antimicrobial Stewardship Program focus on specific strategies that the evidence suggests are most beneficial to ensure the program will be effective and sustainable.
A new study in CID suggests seasonal flu vaccination during pregnancy may guard against stillbirth.
From the PresidentIDWeek 2016Call for Committee VolunteersPresident's Budget RequestJournal Club
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